2.1.1. LVM Physical Volume Layout

2.1.1. LVM Physical Volume Layout

Figure 2.1, “Physical Volume layout” shows the layout of an LVM physical volume. The LVM label is on the second sector, followed by the metadata area, followed by the usable space on the device.


In the Linux kernel (and throughout this document), sectors are considered to be 512 bytes in size.

Physical Volume layout

Figure 2.1. Physical Volume layout

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