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Re: [linux-lvm] Symbol not found when pvcreating...


looks like a messy installation :-(

Did you try to remove and completely reinstall LVM based on a clean
compile/build run of the tools and library?

On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 05:38:36PM +0200, David Vidal Rodriguez wrote:
> Hi (again)!
> When running the CVS version of kernel+tools, the pvcreate utility
> requests the following symbol that apparently isn't present in the
> liblvm-10.so.0 library:
> int pv_check_partitioned_whole(char *pv_name)
> (Error loading shared libraries... blahblah)
> An older version of pvcreate (I'm no sure if beta6 or less) does the job
> correctly.
> Do I have to change anything in the sources in order to get it working?


> Another --developer-- question:
> I've looked at the LVM code and a structure called partition, #include'd
> from <linux/genhd.h>, which contains the relevant information of a
> partition. What I don't understand is how to get this information from
> the kernel/drive (syscall, ioctl???). I'd be glad if somebody explained
> that to me briefly.

That's just needed for the generic disk interface.
It doesn't make any sense to create a partition table on a logical volume.

You could get the virtual geometry (which has nothing to do with the
underlying physical device(s)) of a logical volume though by doing
a block ioctl on its device like:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <linux/hdreg.h>

int main ( int argc, char **argv) {
   int fd;
   struct hd_geometry hd;

   if ( ( fd = open ( argv[1], O_RDONLY)) == -1) return 1;

   ioctl ( fd, HDIO_GETGEO, &hd);
   close ( fd);
   printf ( "heads    : %d\n", hd.heads);
   printf ( "sectors  : %d\n", hd.sectors);
   printf ( "cylinders: %d\n", hd.cylinders);
   printf ( "start    : %d\n", hd.start);

   return 0;

> Thanks!
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