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Re: [linux-lvm] Weird corruption of volume group configuration withLVM. (fwd)

Hans Engren writes:
> The problem I had here two days ago were almost fixed by the beta4
> release. I am still not quite aware of how to make sure this would work
> properly. See output below.
> [snip]
> # vgscan
> vgscan -- reading all physical volumes (this may take a while...)
> zsh: 687 segmentation fault  vgscan

It would be good to know if this is a user-space segfault, or a kernel OOPS.

I was getting segfaults in vgscan yesterday, so I had a look at the whole
code path.  The actual segfault was due to my own bugs, but the good result
is that I cleaned up the code a lot (IMHO) so that the output from 
"vgscan -v -d" is cut by half or more.  This was not due to removing
debugging messages, but rather fixing the code so that it doesn't call
pv_check_name 100 times and lvm_dir_cache 3 or 4 times, etc.

I will post patches for my changes, but there are a lot, and it probably
won't be until Monday, so I can split them up.  If you are really
desparate, I have put a tarball of my current (patched) LVM source tree at:


This tarball is totally not for public release, just a quick dump of what
I currently have.  I don't think this will fix your problem, but at
least when you run vgscan -v -d you can have an idea what is going on.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert

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