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[arch-announce] Changes to LVM


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Thomas Bächler wrote:

 

With `lvm2 2.02.98-3`, we now utilize `lvmetad` to activate LVM volumes

automatically. This implies the following changes:

 

* The `lvm2` initramfs hook now requires the `udev` hook.

 

* The `use_lvmetad = 1` must be set in `/etc/lvm/lvm.conf`. This is the

default now - if you have a `lvm.conf.pacnew` file, you **must** merge this

change.

 

* You can restrict the volumes that are activated automatically by setting the

`auto_activation_volume_list` in `/etc/lvm/lvm.conf`. If in doubt, leave this

option **commented out**.

 

* If you need monitoring (needed for snapshots), run `systemctl enable lvm-

monitoring.service`.

 

* The `lvmwait` kernel command line option is no longer needed and has no

effect.

 

URL: https://www.archlinux.org/news/changes-to-lvm/

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