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I want to list all the physical volume associated with logical volume.

I know lvdisplay, pvscan, pvdisplay -m could do the job. but I don't want to use these commands. Is there any other way to do it without using lvm2 package commands?

Any thoughts on comparing the major and minor numbers of devices?

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The kernel numbers for a LV are not related to the base device(s). They can even change from one boot to the next. – Hauke Laging Jul 4 '13 at 12:03
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There are two possibilities:

If you accept dmsetup as a non-lvm package command (at openSUSE the is a separate package device-mapper) then you can do this:

dmsetup table "${vg_name}-${lv_name}"

Or you do this:

start cmd: # ls -l /dev/mapper/linux-rootfs 
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 27. Jun 21:34 /dev/mapper/linux-rootfs -> ../dm-0

start cmd: # ls /sys/block/dm-0/slaves/
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@captain My /dev/mapper/linux-rootfs has been created with LVM. dmsetup uses just the part after /dev/mapper/. The LV rootfs in the VG linux gets the DM name linux-rootfs. – Hauke Laging Jul 4 '13 at 12:54
@ Hauke Laging Let me correct it I created volume named 'test' using dmsetup and tried command ls /sys/block/dm-0/slaves/.I am not seeing any output. – Pilot Jul 4 '13 at 13:03
@captain And your test is dm-0? – Hauke Laging Jul 4 '13 at 13:06
@captain Strange. I am not familiar enough with the sysfs details in order to explain that. You could make that a separate question. – Hauke Laging Jul 4 '13 at 13:12
My mistake.ls /sys/block/dm-0/slaves/ worked for me. – Pilot Jul 12 '13 at 6:18

Folks , If you certainly needs to dive inside it then you can give thoughts on comparing Major and minor number

ubuntu@ubuntu-OptiPlex-3010:~$ sudo dmsetup ls
vgpool-lvstuff  (253, 0)

I created this logical volume using disk sda1

ubuntu@ubuntu-OptiPlex-3010:~$ sudo dmsetup deps vgpool-lvstuff
1 dependencies  : (8, 1)

(8, 1) gives me the (major,minor) number of disk on which lvm is dependent which I will compare using following command.

ubuntu@ubuntu-OptiPlex-3010:~$ sudo cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name
8        0  488386584 sda
8        1     305368 sda1
8        2    3150112 sda2
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@Hauke Laging check this as well – Pilot Jul 17 '13 at 3:48

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