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Re: [linux-lvm] s-c-lvm fails trying to expand an LV into available space in VG.



Hi - I'm the s-c-lvm guy; this will take a bit to digest. Just wanted to let you know you were heard. Yes, 3 minutes to scan for state seems a bit abnormal :) Could you strace it, please and attach output to bz247112? Also please check dmesg after one of these 3 minute pauses - maybe (but hopefully not) we can see if one of your disks is ill, and the kernel is trying to reset it while it is being scanned...

And we can also both hope that one of the storage genuises on this list will identify the problem as deep beneath the GUI ;-)

-J

David Timms wrote:

Hi, I am learning about LVM by resizing {expanding mainly} PV through the addition of LVM partitions and another disk.

This has been working well, but I have got to a point where I can no longer expand an LV. From system-config-lvm, I get:

lvresize command failed. Command attempted: "/usr/sbin/lvextend -l 29172 /dev/vgstorage/lvhome" - System Error Message: device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument
  Failed to suspend lvhome

At this stage it seems like a bug which I entered as:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=247112
=====
# mount
/dev/sda3 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/sda2 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
=====
# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 36.3 GB, 36362518528 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4420 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        1759    14129136    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            1760        1762       24097+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3            1763        2272     4096575   83  Linux
/dev/sda4            2273        4420    17253810    5  Extended
/dev/sda5            2273        4218    15631213+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sda6 4219 4420 1622533+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 36.3 GB, 36362518528 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4420 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1           4       32098+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb2               5         557     4441972+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdb3             558        1110     4441972+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdb4            1111        4420    26587575    5  Extended
/dev/sdb5            1111        1663     4441941   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdb6            1664        2216     4441941   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdb7            2217        2769     4441941   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdb8            2770        3322     4441941   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdb9            3323        3875     4441941   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdb10           3876        4420     4377681   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdc: 36.6 GB, 36637245440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4454 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1               1           3       24066   83  Linux
/dev/sdc2               4         562     4490167+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdc3             563        1121     4490167+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdc4            1122        4454    26772322+   5  Extended
/dev/sdc5            1122        1680     4490136   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdc6            1681        2239     4490136   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdc7            2240        2798     4490136   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdc8            2799        3357     4490136   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdc9            3358        3916     4490136   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdc10           3917        4454     4321453+  8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdd: 36.4 GB, 36420075520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4427 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdd1               1           3       24066   83  Linux
/dev/sdd2               4         557     4450005   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdd3             558        1111     4450005   8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdd4            1112        4427    26635770    5  Extended
/dev/sdd5            1112        1665     4449973+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdd6            1666        2219     4449973+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdd7            2220        2773     4449973+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdd8            2774        3327     4449973+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdd9            3328        3881     4449973+  8e  Linux LVM
/dev/sdd10           3882        4427     4385713+  8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/dm-0: 3313 MB, 3313500160 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 402 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 107.1 GB, 107164467200 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 13028 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
=====
# vgdisplay
  --- Volume group ---
  VG Name               vginfrastructure
  System ID
  Format                lvm2
  Metadata Areas        1
  Metadata Sequence No  12
  VG Access             read/write
  VG Status             resizable
  MAX LV                256
  Cur LV                1
  Open LV               0
  Max PV                256
  Cur PV                1
  Act PV                1
  VG Size               4.17 GB
  PE Size               4.00 MB
  Total PE              1068
  Alloc PE / Size       790 / 3.09 GB
  Free  PE / Size       278 / 1.09 GB
  VG UUID               X3a9Nx-EkS6-RuZW-Fnti-iSGu-Q16u-jvkI5K

  --- Volume group ---
  VG Name               vgstorage
  System ID
  Format                lvm2
  Metadata Areas        24
  Metadata Sequence No  43
  VG Access             read/write
  VG Status             resizable
  MAX LV                256
  Cur LV                1
  Open LV               0
  Max PV                256
  Cur PV                24
  Act PV                24
  VG Size               113.95 GB
  PE Size               4.00 MB
  Total PE              29172
  Alloc PE / Size       25550 / 99.80 GB
  Free  PE / Size       3622 / 14.15 GB
  VG UUID               pBSCOY-C0LF-raej-ZjiM-wOcp-6pcE-miV377
=====
# time lvdisplay
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Name                /dev/vginfrastructure/lvinfrastructure
  VG Name                vginfrastructure
  LV UUID                Ba80ED-T1Ap-DNwu-cDv0-rQlt-yau8-qZeqCW
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Status              available
  # open                 0
  LV Size                3.09 GB
  Current LE             790
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     0
  Block device           253:0

  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Name                /dev/vgstorage/lvhome
  VG Name                vgstorage
  LV UUID                9DmkGv-SEuo-Cj7A-Ylrf-Pz3k-szAi-Tu9ELu
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Status              available
  # open                 0
  LV Size                99.80 GB
  Current LE             25550
  Segments               21
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     0
  Block device           253:1


real    0m6.970s
user    0m0.172s
sys     0m0.073s
=====
# time pvscan
  PV /dev/sdb10   VG vginfrastructure   lvm2 [4.17 GB / 1.09 GB free]
  PV /dev/sdc2    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.28 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdc3    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.28 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdc5    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.28 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdc6    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.28 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdc7    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.28 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdc8    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.28 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdc9    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.28 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdc10   VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.12 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdd2    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.24 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdd3    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.24 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdd5    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.24 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdd6    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.24 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdd7    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.24 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdb2    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.23 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdb3    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.23 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdd8    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.24 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdd9    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.24 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdd10   VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.18 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdb5    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.23 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdb6    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.23 GB / 0    free]
  PV /dev/sdb8    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.23 GB / 4.23 GB free]
  PV /dev/sda5    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [16.35 GB / 1.45 GB free]
  PV /dev/sdb7    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.23 GB / 4.23 GB free]
  PV /dev/sdb9    VG vgstorage          lvm2 [4.23 GB / 4.23 GB free]
  Total: 25 [118.12 GB] / in use: 25 [118.12 GB] / in no VG: 0 [0   ]

real    0m6.997s
user    0m0.166s
sys     0m0.073s
=====
As well as the error message above, I also notice that:
1. The error is repeatable if the command mentioned in the error message is entered at the command line. 2. The error message takes many minutes to appear. How could I find out what causes the delay ? 3. Once I click OK, the scan LVM function {even when I first start s-c-lvm}, takes about three minutes. This seems to be getting longer with each pv I added to the vg {and expanded the lv to fill}. I assume this is abnormal ? 4. The lv size is 99.8GB. In getting to the point where I can't make it any bigger {even by 1x extent}, I noticed that if I try to expand by smaller bits, then it was actually succeeding. Is there some real/practical limit on lv size {eg 100GB} ?
Does it matter about extent size ?

Can someone shed some light ?

David Timms

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