Access partitions inside a LVM volume

kpartx -a /dev/mapper/space-foobar
kpartx can be found inside of the multipath-tools package -a adds the mappings and -d deletes them
Sample Output
foo:~# ls -l /dev/mapper/space-foobar*
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 8 2009-07-01 11:28 /dev/mapper/space-foobar
foo:~# kpartx -a /dev/mapper/space-foobar
foo:~# ls -l /dev/mapper/space-foobar*
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  8 2009-07-01 11:28 /dev/mapper/space-foobar
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253,  9 2009-07-01 11:47 /dev/mapper/space-foobar1
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 10 2009-07-01 11:47 /dev/mapper/space-foobar2

vsrv-01:~# kpartx -d /dev/mapper/space-foobar
vsrv-01:~# ls -l /dev/mapper/space-foobar*
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 8 2009-07-01 11:28 /dev/mapper/space-foobar

By: flart
2009-07-01 09:53:33

What Others Think

thank you for mentioning from which package this command comes from!
bwoodacre · 608 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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