Provided by: lvm10_1.0.8-8_i386 bug


       lvmchange - change attributes of the logical volume manager


       lvmchange  [-d|--debug]  [-f|--force]  [-h|--help]  {[-i|--iop_verion]|
       [-R|--reset]} [-v|--verbose]


       lvmchange allows you to reset the logical volume  manager.   Please  be
       careful to have all logical volumes closed and/or unused!

       -d, --debug
              Enables additional debugging output (if compiled with DEBUG).

       -f, --force
              Force the action without confirmation.

       -h, --help
              Print  a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.

       -i, --iop_version
              Display the LVM io protocol version. This version number ensures
              that no incompatible data is passed to the driver.

       -R, --reset
              Emergency  reset of the logical volume manager. This function is
              a "last resort" if something goes wrong to allow the the logical
              volume  manager  module  to  be  unloaded.   Not  used in normal
              operation. Please be careful NOT to reset when  logical  volumes
              are in use!!!

       -v, --verbose
              Gives verbose information about lvmchange’s activities.


       "lvmchange -fR" resets the logical volume manager without confirmation.


       lvmchange returns an exit code of 0 for success or > 0 for error:

       1  error opening logical volume manager
       2  error resetting logical volume manager

       95 driver/module not in kernel
       96 invalid I/O protocol version
       97 error locking logical volume manager
       99 invalid command line

See also

       lvm(8), vgcreate(8), lvcreate(8)


       Heinz Mauelshagen <>