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



The problem with this theory is that I'm running 2.2.18, not 2.4.x.

Mike Diehl,
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: AJ Lewis [mailto:lewis sistina com]
> Sent: May 06, 2001 10:12 PM
> To: linux-lvm sistina com
> Subject: 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.
> 
> Regards,
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