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Re: [linux-lvm] Why is part of a PV not usable?



On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Allen, Jack wrote:

>         When I do "vgdisplay -v" or pvdisplay to see the PV, why is part
> of the PV not usable? 
> 
>  --- Physical volume --- 
>   PV Name               /dev/sdd1 
>   VG Name               vg01 
>   PV Size               10.00 GB / not usable 3.98 MB 

Because the PV is divided into Physical Extents (PEs) of a fixed size.
Thus, you may waste up to just short of one PE to gain the flexibility
LVM offers.  Your PV is .02 PE short of 2560 PEs.

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