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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for pvscan (redhat section 8)

PVSCAN(8)			     System Manager's Manual				PVSCAN(8)

NAME
       pvscan - scan all disks for physical volumes

SYNOPSIS
       pvscan	[-d|--debug]   [-e|--exported]	 [-h|--help]   [-n|--novolumegroup]  [-s|--short]
       [-u|--uuid] [-v[v]|--verbose [--verbose]]

DESCRIPTION
       pvscan scans all supported LVM block devices in the system for physical volumes.

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

       -e, --exported
	      Only show physical volumes belonging to exported volume groups.

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

       -n, --novolumegroup
	      Only show physical volumes not belonging to any volume group.

       -s, --short
	      Short listing format.

       -u, --uuid
	      Show UUIDs (Unifrom Unique Identifiers) in addition to device special names.

       -v, --verbose
	      Gives verbose runtime information about pvscan's activities.   If  given	a  second
	      time it displays the attributes of found physical volumes like pvdisplay(8) does.

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

       1  error reading physical volumes
       2  no physical volumes found

       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), pvdisplay(8)

AUTHOR
       Heinz Mauelshagen <Linux-LVM@Sistina.com>

Heinz Mauelshagen			    LVM TOOLS					PVSCAN(8)


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