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[linux-lvm] How do you create large numbers of LVs? (In the 1000s) Is it even possible?




We'd like to be able to create a large number of LVs (potentially numbering in the low thousands). I get failure after LV 226 or so, though - "VG VolGroup01 metadata writing failed".


RedHat claims this should be possible with LVM2 on the following web page:

http://www.redhat.com/magazine/009jul05/features/lvm2/

I admit to being a little suprised at the 2^32 max LV claim - I was figuring 2^20 as the theoretical max given 2.6's 32 bit device numbering scheme (20 bits for minor, 12 bits for major).

The LVM2 code, at least version 2.00.25 as distributed in FC3, appears to have a check that the minor number is strictly less than 256. Removing this check allows for the creation of working LVs using minors greater than 256, but LV creation fails with the error "VG VolGroup01 metadata writing failed" creating the 227th LV. Even with the minor limit in place - I can't create more than 226 LVs.

Is there a patch that allows this limit to be broken? Should I be using a newer version of the tools? If not currently possible, is this something that will be in the near future?

Thanks for any help/advice you can give.

-Nate Stahl


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