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Bug 204213 - /etc/fstab check needs to be done for newly-added physical volumes
/etc/fstab check needs to be done for newly-added physical volumes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-lvm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
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Reported: 2006-08-26 22:02 EDT by Mike Bongard
Modified: 2008-05-06 12:16 EDT (History)
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Description Mike Bongard 2006-08-26 22:02:14 EDT
Description of problem:
When a disk or partition is added to a new or existing logical volume, a check
should be performed in /etc/fstab to ensure that the added physical
disks/partitions were not mounted in the prior configuration. If this was the
case, following a system reboot init will be unable to properly access the
entries to the old physical volumes, dropping into filesystem recovery mode.
Worse, if a user then runs fsck they can clobber the LVM UUID metadata.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
This happened to me; following a tricky manual LVM restore I'd rather not try
and reproduce it! :)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a LVM logical volume and one or more separate physical partitions
configured in /etc/fstab
2. Using system-config-lvm, initialize one of the physical partitions and add it
to the logical volume.
Actual results:
Entries for the initialized partitions/disks will remain in /etc/fstab; if a new
logical volume has been created, it will be properly appended to the end of

Expected results:
Entries for the initialized partitions/disks should be commented out or
otherwise removed as a part of the LVM initialization process; the act of
initialization renders any pre-existing fstab entry invalid.

Additional info:
A specific example is provided with a snipped from my properly formatted
/etc/fstab, following the creation of a new logical volume 'Data' in volume
group 'VolGroup00' out of the two physical partitions /dev/hdf5 and /dev/hde1:

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /                      ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0

# The following two need to be removed since they're now part of the LVM 
# volume 'Data'
#/dev/hdf5		/mnt/data		ext3	defaults	1 1
#/dev/hde1		/mnt/data2		ext3	defaults	1 1
/dev/VolGroup00/Data		/data		ext3	defaults	1 2
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:36:12 EDT
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 12:16:06 EDT
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