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Re: [linux-lvm] Can't pvcreate second partition...

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 10:36:13AM -0700, Darren Young wrote:
> Funny, I had the same issue at the same time. I
> created /dev/hdb7 with fdisk and then a pvcreate just
> after. pvcreate stated that the dev didn't exist.
> Reboot fixed the problem. This could be a problem for
> machines already up in production with small windows
> for restarts. Why is this necessary and will it become
> a "non-issue" in future releases? If this will be
> necessary forever, then some simple planning would
> solve the problem, at least on new installations. Any
> way around this?

This appears to be an issue with fdisk and the 2.4.x series Linux kernels.
It has nothing to do with LVM as far as i can tell.  I've had problems where
I run fdisk to change the size of a partition, but linux doesn't detect the
change.  /proc/partitions is identical before and after i attempt to write
out the changes with fdisk.  I'm not sure what has caused this. Maybe
someone else on the list knows?

I'll try to verify this when i get into work tomorrow.

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