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Re: [linux-lvm] PV Status NOT available


do all 3 PVs show up active (the [] following 'PV:' should contain 'AA'
unless you set a PV to inallocatable) in /proc/lvm/global ?

if so pvdisplay (pv_status in the library respectively) doesn't seem
to get the PV_ACTIVE status from the kernel correctly.

On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 09:41:18AM -0000, Rupert Hair wrote:
> Hi Everyone.
> I have a rather strange 'problem' with my LVM setup.  I am using a very
> standard install of Redhat 8.0 (Kernel 2.4.18-14smp (I guess the "-14smp" is
> some Redhat version number.)) with LVM version 1.0.3(19/02/2002).  I used
> the Redhat installer to create a single VG (datavg) and LV (datalv) made up
> of 3 PVs (hdd5 hdd6 hdd7 (Yes all three PVs are on the same disk as this is
> just a test setup.)).  This all went fine and the installer created an ext3
> filesystem on top of the LV.  I have put some data on the filesystem and
> rebooted a few times to test it out and everything works great.
> Now the 'problem': two of my PVs (hdd5 hdd7) have a status of "NOT
> available" (reported by pvdisplay).  This is very strange as the whole setup
> seems to work fine and all three PVs are on the same disk (which is working
> fine).  I have attached various files which are the outputs of some of the
> LVM utilities that seemed useful.
> I would be very grateful if anyone could shed any light on this problem and
> what I have done wrong.
> Thanks.
> Rupert


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