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       pvdisplay - display attributes of a physical volume


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


       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.

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

              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


       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)


       Heinz Mauelshagen <>