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[linux-lvm]Re: corrupt /dev/lvm - bizzare properties

Quoting Måns Rullgård <mru kth se>:

> Chris Doherty <chris doherty adelaide edu au> writes:
> > I've been using LVM happily for several months without any
> > complaints or problems.  This morning that all changed.  The boot
> > process stopped cold when lvm-mod (w|c)ouldn't load.  My first
> > impulse was to fsck, which I did as a matter of course.  Eventually,
> > I stumbled across what appears to be the source of my problem:
> >
> > root connect4:~# ls -la /dev/lvm
> > ?---rws-w-  8306 840966198 976250230 875573298 Sep 24  2004 /dev/lvm
> Your filesystem seems to have taken some heavy blows.  You should fsck
> it properly.  You might need the -f flag to fsck to force a complete
> check if filesystem is marked clean.

the filesystem can't be mounted (which is the really worrying part) so i can't 
fsck it.

root connect4:~# mount -t ext3 /dev/vg1/lv1 /data
mount: /dev/vg1/lv1 is not a valid block device
root connect4:~# ls /dev/vg1/
total 124
dr-xr-xr-x    2 root     root         4096 Feb  6 18:46 ./
drwxr-xr-x   22 root     root       118784 Feb  8 14:19 ../
crw-r-----    1 root     disk     109,   0 Feb  6 18:46 group
brw-rw----    1 root     disk      58,   0 Feb  6 18:46 lv1

the fsck that i mentioned previously was run on the other (available) 
filesystems, thinking that perhaps the LVM binaries (or some other related tool)

had been corrupted.

> -- 
> Måns Rullgård
> mru kth se

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