LVM <-> IDE: Wrong usage count?

From: Jan-Benedict Glaw (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 18:48:20 EST


I've got some little box which consists mainly of a SCSI HDD (used
as system disk) and a LV (to hold data):

db-pg:~# uname -a
Linux mirror 2.4.7 #1 Mon Jul 23 12:56:36 CEST 2001 i686 unknown
db-pg:~# mount
/dev/sda3 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext2 (rw)
/dev/data_vg/data_lv on /home/data type ext2 (rw)

data_vg consists currently of one IDE HDD. Because IDE is not
needed for boot-up, it's build as modules. However, IDE module's
use count is zero ATM, which is a bad think (TM) IMHO:

db-pg:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
rtc 5408 0 (autoclean)
nfs 73104 1 (autoclean)
lockd 49104 1 (autoclean) [nfs]
sunrpc 60880 1 (autoclean) [nfs lockd]
3c59x 25184 1 (autoclean)
lvm-mod 40624 2
ide-disk 6784 0
ide-probe-mod 8240 0
ide-mod 62000 0 [ide-disk ide-probe-mod]
apm 9040 0 (unused)
unix 15040 34 (autoclean)

Is lvm-mod's use count correct? Two seems one too much. And the IDE
module's use count seems to be wrong, too. They should be higher.
I could try to rmmod(8) ide-*, but I fear to loose the volume:-)

Could you please enlighten me WRT LVM's and IDE's use count?

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