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Vinum Problem - FreeBSD

Hi, I have managed to setup a vinum volume using 2 striped disks, the volume is created and I can do newfs on it and mount it. However, when I set start_vinum="YES" in rc.conf, vinum loads then I get panic, followed by hanging vnode. I'm using 5.3. Any pointers please. Rob...

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    Default Vinum Problem

    Hi,

    I have managed to setup a vinum volume using 2 striped disks, the volume
    is created and I can do newfs on it and mount it.

    However, when I set start_vinum="YES" in rc.conf, vinum loads then I get
    panic, followed by hanging vnode.

    I'm using 5.3.

    Any pointers please.

    Rob

    Robert Guest

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    On March 27, 2005 10:35 am, Robert Slade wrote: 

    In 5.3, you need to use gvinum instead of vinum. To do this set
    start_vinum="NO" in /etc/rc.conf and set geom_vinum_load="YES"
    in /boot/loader.conf.

    gvinum will read your vinum configuration just fine so you only need to make
    the changes I suggested to get it to work.

    Althought this is doented, it is not what I would call 'well doented'
    yet.

    --
    Ean Kingston

    E-Mail: ean AT hedron DOT org
    URL: http://www.hedron.org/
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    On Sun, 2005-03-27 at 16:59, Ean Kingston wrote: 
    >
    > In 5.3, you need to use gvinum instead of vinum. To do this set
    > start_vinum="NO" in /etc/rc.conf and set geom_vinum_load="YES"
    > in /boot/loader.conf.
    >
    > gvinum will read your vinum configuration just fine so you only need to make
    > the changes I suggested to get it to work.
    >
    > Althought this is doented, it is not what I would call 'well doented'
    > yet.[/ref]

    Ean,

    Thank you, that got me further, I appears to have created a new
    /dev/gvinum/test, which seems to the right size, but when I mount it as
    /test, I get not a directory when I try and ls it.

    I have tried to find doentation on geom, but that seems to be related
    to mirroring.

    Rob

    Robert Guest

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    Default Re: Vinum Problem

     
    >> volume 
    >> get 
    >>
    >> In 5.3, you need to use gvinum instead of vinum. To do this set
    >> start_vinum="NO" in /etc/rc.conf and set geom_vinum_load="YES"
    >> in /boot/loader.conf.
    >>
    >> gvinum will read your vinum configuration just fine so you only need to
    >> make
    >> the changes I suggested to get it to work.
    >>
    >> Althought this is doented, it is not what I would call 'well
    >> doented'
    >> yet.[/ref]
    >
    > Ean,
    >
    > Thank you, that got me further, I appears to have created a new
    > /dev/gvinum/test, which seems to the right size, but when I mount it as
    > /test, I get not a directory when I try and ls it.[/ref]

    The mount point needs to exist prior to mounting a filesystem so, try
    something like this (as root):

    mkdir /test
    mount /dev/gvinum/test /test
    mount | grep test

    That last one should produce the following output,

    /dev/gvinum/test on /test (ufs, local, soft-updates)

    which indicates that you have a mounted filesystem on /test.
     

    Ya, doentation is still being worked on. For basic stuff (like creating
    concatinated volumes) you can use the vinum doentation and replace
    'vinum' with 'gvinum' when you try things. Using your 'test' filesystem is
    a very good idea. Some aspects of vinum still aren't fully implemented in
    gvinum.

    Remember, if you just created your /test volume. It should be empty. You
    did run 'newfs /dev/gvinum/test' after creating it and before mouting it,
    right?

    --
    Ean Kingston
    E-Mail: ean_AT_hedron_DOT_org
    PGP KeyID: 1024D/CBC5D6BB
    URL: http://www.hedron.org/


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