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Re: [linux-lvm] Question on shared storage volumes.



Sachin,

after M1 died, you should run "vgscan ; vgchange -ay HA_VG" on M2
to activate the VG there.


On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 02:14:56PM +0530, Sachin Sant wrote:
> I have a SCSI storage unit shared between two machines M1 and M2. On one
> of the machine M1 i create a volume group HA_VG , create a LV vol1 and
> filesystem using the LV vol1.
> 
> --- >vgcreate HA_VG /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sdf
> --- >lvcreate -i 3 -I 8 -L 100 -n vol1 HA_VG
> --- >mkfs /dev/HA_VG/vol1
> --- >mount /dev/HA_VG/vol1 /mnt
> 
> Now for some reason machine M1 dies and the VG is not exported. Using
> the second machine M2 if i try to forcefully import the vg , vgimport
> command coredumps.
> 
> --- >vgimport -f HA_VG /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sdf
> Segmentation fault
> 
> Should vgimport coredump here. I guess this is not the right way to
> recove the VG . [ I can recover the VG on machine M2 using vgscan /
> vgchange -a y HA_VG ]
> 
> I believe the problem might be with the following piece of code in
> vgimport.c
> 
> strncpy ( vg_name_this,
>           pv_this[0]->vg_name,
>           strlen ( pv_this[0]->vg_name) - strlen ( EXPORTED));

Right, it shouldn't get there, because the VG wasn't exported.

> 
> Here the difference between strlen will be calculated as -1 in the above
> senario.
> 
> May be the right way would be just print a error message instead of a
> core dump.
> 
> Just let me know your thoughts. 
> 
> -Sachin
> 
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