Bug 80851 - Weird message at boot -> vgchange - no volume groups change
Summary: Weird message at boot -> vgchange - no volume groups change
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 81168
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lvm
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stephen Tweedie
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-01 02:35 UTC by Thiago Sayao
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-31 13:31:37 UTC

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Description Thiago Sayao 2003-01-01 02:35:44 UTC
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Description of problem:
I get this message lots of times at boot (on init):
vgchange - no volume groups change

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on your computer
2. Choose Rh beta on grub.
3. Watch the init messages.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-01 02:58:08 UTC
What sort of partitioning setup do you have?

Comment 2 Thiago Sayao 2003-01-01 15:15:45 UTC
Disk /dev/hde: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 79656 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hde1             1       610    307408+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hde2   *       611     79656  39839184   83  Linux

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-02 01:59:33 UTC
Is that your only hard drive?

Comment 4 Thiago Sayao 2003-01-02 23:40:30 UTC
Its the only with the cables connected :) The other one is disconnected (both
power and IDE cable). I also have a CDROM.

/dev/hde is connected with a 80pin cable on a promise onboard controller (the
one that comes with Asus A7A 133).

/dev/cdrom is connected on the via controller.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-03 01:58:49 UTC
Do you have an /etc/lvmtab?

Comment 6 Thiago Sayao 2003-01-03 02:09:52 UTC
Yes, i have, but its an empty file.

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-03 02:12:03 UTC
Empty, zero-byte file? What happens if you remove it?

Comment 8 Thiago Sayao 2003-01-03 02:17:57 UTC
[root@zeus etc]# ls -la lvmtab
-rw-r-----    1 root     root            1 Jan  2 21:41 lvmtab
[root@zeus etc]# cat lvmtab
[root@zeus etc]#

Its not zero-byte, but its empty.

Ive removed it (nothing happened) but i cant reboot the machine right now, i
will post the results tomorrow. Thanks.

Comment 9 Thiago Sayao 2003-01-05 00:32:57 UTC
Yeo. Deleting that file made the messages disappear.

Comment 10 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-06 20:51:50 UTC
OK, apparently at one point vgscan made a weird lvmtab file. I don't think
there's much the initscripts can do about this.

Comment 11 Stephen Tweedie 2003-01-06 22:06:10 UTC
What is the history of that lvmtab file?  Did you create and then delete any
logical volumes?  Or was this happening ever since you installed the system?

Comment 12 Thiago Sayao 2003-01-07 02:30:01 UTC
Just installed the system on an empty partiton and booted it. I didnt change the
disks/partitions after the install.

Comment 13 Josiah Royse 2003-01-13 14:38:19 UTC
This is the same issue as Bug #81168 which is under anaconda, fixed in CVS.

Comment 14 Stephen Tweedie 2003-01-13 14:43:43 UTC
Thanks for spotting that, Josiah.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 81168 ***

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