Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86460
can't create lvm module
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
There is no way to enable lvm in the Advanced Server 2.1
I tried enabling it as a module in the config, but when I insmod the module, I
get unresolved symbols.
Also, compiling the source from sistina, patching the kernel and recompiling,
even without the GPL-checking, does not work.
There are no rpm's for AS2.1, however there are rpms for 8 and 7.3. I actually
need the ability to resize partitions and create volumes, since I am using a
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kernel-source rpm. make menuconfig, modularize LVM and LVM_PROC_FS.
2. make dep modules bzImage modules install
3. init 6
4. insmod lvm
lvm is not supported in AS2.1. The code is disabled in the config because the
version of LVM in 2.4.9 corrupts data in some cases and we only fixed that after
the release (eg for 7.3).
Will there ever be a newer kernel for AS2.1? It looks like the updates are to
the 2.4.9 kernel rather than a newer kernel. Oracle/Dell certified AS2.1, yet
in use I need to make a large number of partitions (39 and counting) but can't
w/o lvm. I also can't resize existing partitions. Am I completely missing
Also, the lvm in the redhat rpms is 1.0.3, but sistina considers 1.0.6 to be
the stable release.
Is anyone working on getting lvm into AS2.1?
There hasn't been any updates to this bug over the last 4 months. What is the
status of LVM for upcoming RHAS releases?
The fix is in. I have installed and tested RHAS 3.0 and the lvm