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

NAME         top

       pvdisplay - display attributes of a physical volume

SYNOPSIS         top

       pvdisplay [-c|--colon] [--commandprofile ProfileName] [-d|--debug]
       [-h|-?|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [--ignoreskippedcluster]
       [--maps] [--nosuffix] [--reportformat {basic|json}] [-s|--short]
       [-S|--select Selection] [--units hsbkmgtHKMGT] [-v[v]|--verbose
       [--verbose]] [--version] [PhysicalVolumePath...]

       pvdisplay -C|--columns [--aligned] [--binary] [-a|--all]
       [--commandprofile [[--configreport ReportName] [-o|--options
       [+|-|#]Field1[,Field2...]  [-O|--sort [+|-]Key1[,Key2...]]
       [-S|--select Selection] ...]  ProfileName] [-d|--debug]
       [-h|-?|--help] [--ignorelockingfailure] [--logonly] [--noheadings]
       [--nosuffix] [--reportformat {basic|json}] [--separator Separator]
       [--unbuffered] [--units hHbBsSkKmMgGtTpPeE] [-v[v]|--verbose
       [--verbose]] [--version] [PhysicalVolumePath...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pvdisplay allows you to see the attributes of one or more physical
       volumes like size, physical extent size, space used for the volume
       group descriptor area and so on.

       pvs(8) is an alternative that provides the same information in the
       style of ps(1).

OPTIONS         top

       See lvm(8) for common options.

       -C, --columns
              Display output in columns, the equivalent of pvs(8).  See
              pvs(8) for a description of other options with this form of

       -c, --colon
              Generate colon separated output for easier parsing in scripts
              or programs.  N.B. pvs(8) provides considerably more control
              over the output.

              The values are:

              · physical volume device name
              · volume group name
              · physical volume size in sectors
              · internal physical volume number (obsolete)
              · physical volume status
              · physical volume (not) allocatable
              · current number of logical volumes on this physical volume
              · physical extent size in kilobytes
              · total number of physical extents
              · free number of physical extents
              · allocated number of physical extents

       -s, --short
              Only display the size of the given physical volumes.

       -m, --maps
              Display the mapping of physical extents to logical volumes and
              logical extents.

SEE ALSO         top

       lvm(8), pvs(8), pvcreate(8), lvcreate(8), vgcreate(8)

COLOPHON         top

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