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[linux-lvm] problems using all space in a VG



Hi,

I have a system with 2.73 TB partition on witch a VG group was created:

# pvdisplay
 --- Physical volume ---
 PV Name               /dev/sdc1
 VG Name               storage0
 PV Size               2.73 TB / not usable 2.00 TB
 Allocatable           yes
 PE Size (KByte)       65536
 Total PE              44701
 Free PE               32803
 Allocated PE          11898
 PV UUID               n1wiZE-PmlM-sAaH-I8cl-ORUZ-GReQ-54xlf7

Notice that it says that 2 TB is not usable, which according to https://www.redhat.com/archives/linux-lvm/2005-August/msg00033.html
is a sign of lvm tools is not able to handle devices this large.

After upgrading lvm tools the pvdisplay says that all the space is usable. However creating LVs that total in size over 0.73 TB (2.73 - 2) is not possible and fails with following error messages:

# lvcreate -L 65g -n export storage0
 device-mapper ioctl cmd 9 failed: Invalid argument
 Couldn't load device 'storage0-export'.
 Failed to activate new LV.

following errors are logged in /var/log/messages:

Oct 2 17:48:35 sinclair kernel: device-mapper: device /dev/sdc1 too small for target Oct 2 17:48:35 sinclair kernel: device-mapper: dm-linear: Device lookup failed
Oct  2 17:48:35 sinclair kernel: device-mapper: error adding target to table


Anyone knows what's going on ? How can i reclaim this 2TB of storage ?


Here follows some version details:

The VG was originaly created with following tools:

# lvm version
 LVM version:     2.00.31 (2004-12-12)
 Library version: 1.00.19-ioctl (2004-07-03)
 Driver version:  4.1.0

Since then the tools have been upgraded to following versions:

# lvm version
 LVM version:     2.01.08 (2005-03-22)
 Library version: 1.01.01 (2005-03-29)
 Driver version:  4.4.0

The upgraded pvdisplay then says:

# pvdisplay
 --- Physical volume ---
 PV Name               /dev/sdc1
 VG Name               storage0
 PV Size               2.73 TB / not usable 0
 Allocatable           yes
 PE Size (KByte)       65536
 Total PE              44701
 Free PE               32803
 Allocated PE          11898
 PV UUID               n1wiZE-PmlM-sAaH-I8cl-ORUZ-GReQ-54xlf7


T.i.a,
Elmir Jagudin


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