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       lvchange - change attributes of a logical volume


       lvchange  [--addtag  Tag]  [-A|--autobackup  {y|n}]  [-a|--activate [a|e|l]{y|n}] [--alloc
       AllocationPolicy]  [-C|--contiguous  {y|n}]  [-d|--debug]   [--deltag   Tag]   [--discards
       {ignore|nopassdown|passdown}]     [--resync]    [-h|-?|--help]    [--ignorelockingfailure]
       [--ignoremonitoring]  [--monitor  {y|n}]   [--poll   {y|n}]   [--sysinit]   [--noudevsync]
       [-M|--persistent   {y|n}]   [--minor   minor]   [-P|--partial]   [-p|--permission  {r|rw}]
       [-r|--readahead  {ReadAheadSectors|auto|none}]  [--refresh]   [-t|--test]   [-v|--verbose]
       [-Z|--zero {y|n}] LogicalVolumePath [LogicalVolumePath...]


       lvchange  allows  you  to  change the attributes of a logical volume including making them
       known to the kernel ready for use.


       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -a, --activate [a|e|l]{y|n}
              Controls the availability of the logical volumes for use.   Communicates  with  the
              kernel  device-mapper driver via libdevmapper to activate (-ay) or deactivate (-an)
              the logical volumes. If autoactivation option is used (-aay), the logical volume is
              activated  only if it matches an item in the activation/auto_activation_volume_list
              set in lvm.conf.  Autoactivation is not yet supported for logical volumes that  are
              part of partial or clustered volume groups.

              If  clustered  locking  is  enabled, -aey will activate exclusively on one node and
              -aly will activate only on the local node.  To deactivate only on  the  local  node
              use  -aln.   Logical  volumes  with  single-host  snapshots  are  always  activated
              exclusively because they can only be used on one node at once.

       -C, --contiguous {y|n}
              Tries to set or reset the contiguous allocation policy for  logical  volumes.  It's
              only  possible  to  change  a  non-contiguous logical volume's allocation policy to
              contiguous, if all of the allocated physical extents are already contiguous.

       --discards {ignore|nopassdown|passdown}
              Set this to ignore to ignore any discards received by a thin pool  Logical  Volume.
              Set  to  nopassdown  to process such discards within the thin pool itself and allow
              the no-longer-needed extents to be overwritten by new data.  Set to  passdown  (the
              default) to process them both within the thin pool itself and to pass them down the
              underlying device.

              Forces the complete resynchronization of a mirror.   In  normal  circumstances  you
              should not need this option because synchronization happens automatically.  Data is
              read from the primary mirror device and copied to the others, so this  can  take  a
              considerable  amount  of  time  -  and  during this time you are without a complete
              redundant copy of your data.

       --minor minor
              Set the minor number.

       --monitor {y|n}
              Start or stop monitoring a mirrored or snapshot logical volume with dmeventd, if it
              is  installed.   If  a  device used by a monitored mirror reports an I/O error, the
              failure    is    handled     according     to     mirror_image_fault_policy     and
              mirror_log_fault_policy set in lvm.conf.

       --poll {y|n}
              Without  polling  a logical volume's backgrounded transformation process will never
              complete.  If there is an incomplete pvmove or lvconvert (for example, on rebooting
              after  a  crash),  use  --poll  y  to restart the process from its last checkpoint.
              However, it may not be appropriate to immediately poll a logical volume when it  is
              activated, use --poll n to defer and then --poll y to restart the process.

              Indicates  that  lvchange(8)  is  being  invoked  from  early system initialisation
              scripts (e.g. rc.sysinit or an initrd), before writeable filesystems are available.
              As such, some functionality needs to be disabled and this option acts as a shortcut
              which selects an appropriate set of options. Currently this is equivalent to  using
              --ignorelockingfailure,     --ignoremonitoring,     --poll     n     and    setting
              LVM_SUPPRESS_LOCKING_FAILURE_MESSAGES environment variable.

              If  --sysinit  is  used  in  conjunction  with  lvmetad(8)  enabled  and   running,
              autoactivation  is  preferred  over  manual  activation  via  direct lvchange call.
              Logical volumes are autoactivated according to auto_activation_volume_list  set  in

              Disable udev synchronisation. The process will not wait for notification from udev.
              It will continue irrespective of any possible udev processing  in  the  background.
              You  should  only  use  this  if  udev  is not running or has rules that ignore the
              devices LVM2 creates.

              Make no attempt to interact with dmeventd unless --monitor is  specified.   Do  not
              use this if dmeventd is already monitoring a device.

       -M, --persistent {y|n}
              Set to y to make the minor number specified persistent.

       -p, --permission {r|rw}
              Change access permission to read-only or read/write.

       -r, --readahead {ReadAheadSectors|auto|none}
              Set  read  ahead  sector  count  of  this  logical  volume.  For volume groups with
              metadata in lvm1 format, this must be a value  between  2  and  120  sectors.   The
              default  value  is  "auto"  which  allows  the  kernel  to  choose a suitable value
              automatically.  "None" is equivalent to specifying zero.

              If the logical volume is active, reload its metadata.  This  is  not  necessary  in
              normal  operation, but may be useful if something has gone wrong or if you're doing
              clustering manually without a clustered lock manager.

       -Z, --zero {y|n}
              Set zeroing mode for thin pool. Note: already provisioned blocks from pool in  non-
              zero mode are not cleared in unwritten parts when setting zero to y.


       Changes the permission on volume lvol1 in volume group vg00 to be read-only:

       lvchange -pr vg00/lvol1


       lvm(8), lvcreate(8), vgchange(8)