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volmend - Mends simple problems in configuration records
/usr/sbin/volmend [-g diskgroup] [-U usetype] [-o useopt] [-Vfrvps] clear
/usr/sbin/volmend [-g diskgroup] [-U usetype] [-o useopt] [-Vfrvp] fix how
/usr/sbin/volmend [-g diskgroup] [-U usetype] [-o useopt] [-Vfrvp] off
/usr/sbin/volmend [-g diskgroup] [-U usetype] [-o useopt] [-Vfrvp] on
Specifies the disk group for the operation, either by disk group ID or
by disk group name. By default, the disk group is chosen based on the
Limits the operation to apply to the specified usage type. Attempts to
affect volumes with a different usage type will fail.
Passes in usage-type-specific options to the operation.
The fsgen, gen, and raid5 usage types support the following useopt
Forces an operation that internal consistency checks consider to be
questionable. This applies to attempts to use volmend fix empty to
uninitialize a volume that has plexes in the ACTIVE state, and also
to attempts to disable the last plex, or the last complete (non-
sparse) plex, in a volume. This flag is the same as -f.
The fsgen and gen usage types support the following additional useopt
Requires that any named plex or subdisk record be associated,
directly or indirectly, with a volume named volume. Several vol
options can be specified to indicate a list of allowed volume
Requires that any named subdisk record be associated with a plex
named plexname. Several plex options can be specified to indicate a
list of allowed plex names.
-V Displays a list of utilities that would be called from volmend, along
with the arguments that would be passed. The -V option performs a "mock
run" so the utilities are not actually called.
-f Forces an operation that the Logical Storage Manager considers
potentially dangerous or unnecessary. This enables a limited set of
additional operations that would normally not be allowed. Some
operations may be disallowed even with this flag.
-r Operates recursively on records associated with the named volume or
plex record. Operations applied to a volume will apply to the
associated plexes and subdisks. Likewise, operations applied to a plex
may be applied to the associated subdisks.
-v Restricts operations to volume records that match the name operand.
-p Restricts operations to plex records that match the name operand.
-s Restricts operations to subdisk records that match the name operand.
The volmend utility performs various Logical Storage Manager usage-type-
specific operations on subdisk, plex, and volume records. The first operand
is a keyword that determines the specific operation to perform. The
remaining operands specify the configuration objects to which the operation
Each invocation applies to only one disk group at a time, due to internal
implementation constraints. Any name operands will be used as record names
to determine a default disk group, according to the standard disk group
selection rules described in volintro(8). You can specify a disk group with
These are the recognized operation keywords for volmend:
clear field name
Clears specified utility fields for each named record in the disk
group. An option of -v, -p, or -s specifies that the utility operates
only on volumes, plexes, or subdisks, respectively. If a record is a
volume, or is associated directly or indirectly with a volume, the
clear operation is performed according to rules used by the usage type
appropriate for that volume.
The field operand is a comma-separated list of keywords specifying
fields to be cleared. Valid keywords for the field operand are:
all Clears all clearable utility fields. Normally, this clears all of
the persistent and non-persistent utility fields. A usage-type
utility may choose a different set of fields, as appropriate.
Clears all persistent utility fields.
Clears all non-persistent (temporary) utility fields.
putil0, putil1, or putil2
Clears a specific persistent utility field.
tutil0, tutil1, or tutil2
Clears a specific non-persistent utility field.
For the fsgen and gen usage types, the number of plexes currently
being attached, either directly or as part of a compound operation,
is stored in the tutil0 field of the volume record as a string in
the form ATTnumber. If the number drops to zero, the tutil0 field
is cleared. Some operations on a volume require that the tutil0
field be cleared.
The fsgen and gen usage types support the following additional field
Removes locks on a volume for a particular number of concurrent
plex attach operations.
You can use this operation to clear a volplex att operation that
fails to terminate cleanly. For example, suppose that the following
command was issued and then abruptly terminated by pressing the
INTERRUPT key (or equivalent):
volplex att v1 v1-01
The volplex command would respond to the interruption by displaying
a list of commands to run. For this example, you would run the
following commands from the list:
volmend clear tutil0 v1-01
volmend clear att1 v1
volplex dis v1-01
fix how name [arg...]
Changes the state of a volume, plex, or subdisk named by the name
operand, in a manner specified by the how string. The meaning of this
operation is entirely usage-type specific. This operation applies to
volumes, or to plexes associated with a volume, or to subdisks of a
raid5 volume. Usage-type rules appropriate for the volume are used to
interpret the command. Additional arguments, after name, are
interpreted according to rules defined by the usage type.
The fsgen, gen, and raid5 usage types support the following volmend fix
Sets the state for the named plex to CLEAN. The associated volume
must be disabled, the named plex must be in the STALE state, and
the volume must have no additional plexes in the CLEAN state.
A volume is not startable if one plex is in the CLEAN state and
some plexes are in the ACTIVE state. Thus, several volmend fix
operations are normally used in conjunction to set all plexes in a
volume to STALE and then to set one plex to CLEAN. A volume start
operation will then enable the CLEAN plex and recover the STALE
plexes by copying data from the one CLEAN plex.
Sets the state for the named plex to ACTIVE. The state for the
volume is set to SYNC. The associated volume must be disabled, and
the named plex must be in the STALE state.
When starting a volume in the SYNC state, all ACTIVE plexes are
enabled and are synchronized to have the same contents using a
special read/write-back recovery mode. Any STALE plexes are then
recovered by copying data from the ACTIVE plexes.
Sets the state for the named plex to STALE. The associated volume
must be disabled, and the named plex must be ACTIVE or CLEAN. This
operation names plexes that will be recovered by copying data from
other plexes by a volume start operation.
Sets the named volume and all of its associated plexes to the EMPTY
state. The volume can then be re-initialized using volume start or
any of the volume init operations. This operation requires that
the volume be disabled.
The raid5 usage type supports the following additional volmend fix
Clears any flags indicating that a subdisk of a RAID 5 plex is
invalid. This will prevent the data on the subdisk from being
recovered when the volume is started.
Puts the named plexes or volumes into an offline state. This operation
applies only to volumes, or to plexes associated with a volume. Usage
type rules appropriate for the volume are used to perform the
The fsgen and gen usage types allow volumes and plexes to be specified
as operands to volmend off. A volume can be named only if -r is used to
specify recursion, and is applied to all plexes in the volume.
Offlining a plex disables the plex and sets its state to OFFLINE.
Offlining the last enabled read-write plex in a volume, or the last
complete plex (if there are additional sparse plexes) will normally
fail unless -f is specified. Applying this operation to a volume also
disables the volume, and does not require use of -f.
If a volume is disabled, the checks for the last plex or the last
complete plex are performed on the set of ACTIVE and CLEAN plexes,
rather than on enabled read-write plexes.
You can clear an offline state for a plex with volmend on.
Alternatively, you can reattach an offline plex with volplex att.
Takes the named plexes or volumes out of the offline state. This
operation applies only to volumes, or to plexes associated with a
volume. Usage-type rules appropriate for the volume are used to perform
The fsgen and gen usage types allow volumes and plexes to be specified
as operands to volmend on. The volmend on operation applied to a plex
will change the OFFLINE state for a plex to STALE, allowing the plex to
be recovered by the next volume start or volume startall. Applying
volmend on to a volume will change the state for all associated OFFLINE
plexes to STALE.
The volmend utility exits with a nonzero status if the attempted operation
fails. A nonzero exit code is not a complete indicator of the problems
encountered but rather denotes the first condition that prevented further
execution of the utility. See volintro(8) for a list of standard exit
The utility that performs volmend operations for a particular volume
volintro(8), volplex(8), volume(8)
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