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NAME

       pvdisplay - display attributes of a physical volume

SYNOPSIS

       pvdisplay    [-c|--colon]    [-d|--debug]    [-h|--help]   [-s|--short]
       [-v[v]|--verbose            [--verbose]]             PhysicalVolumePath
       [PhysicalVolumePath...]

DESCRIPTION

       pvdisplay  allows  you  to  see  the attributes of one or more physical
       volumes like size, physical extent size,  space  used  for  the  volume
       group descriptor area and so on.

   OPTIONS
       -c, --colon
              Generate colon seperated output for easier parsing in scripts or
              programs.

              The values are:

              * physical volume device name
              * volume group name
              * physical volume size in kilobytes
              * internal physical volume number
              * physical volume status
              * physical volume (not) allocatable
              * current number of logical volumes on this physical volume
              * physical extent size in kilobytes
              * total number of physical extents
              * free number of physical extents
              * allocated number of physical extents

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

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

       -s, --short
              Only display the size of the given physical volumes.

       -v, --verbose
              Display  the  mapping of physical extents to logical volumes and
              logical extents.

       -vv, --verbose --verbose
              Like -v  with  verbose  runtime  information  about  pvdisplay’s
              activities.

DIAGNOSTICS

       pvdisplay returns an code state of 0 for success and > 0 for error:

       1  no physical volume name on command line
       2  error checking consistency of physical volume
       3  error reading physical extent information from physical volume

       95 driver/module not in kernel
       96 invalid I/O protocol version
       97 error locking logical volume manager
       98 invalid lvmtab (run vgscan(8))
       99 invalid command line

See also

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

AUTHOR

       Heinz Mauelshagen <Linux-LVM@Sistina.com>