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Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Fri Sep 27 07:19:22 UTC 2002

Hi Rob.

On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 03:48:25PM -0400, Rob Schwartz wrote:
> Hello Heinz,
> I'm having a problem with running lvm on SuSE Linux 7.2 (2.4 kernel) on a s/390 with VM platform.    I VM format my dasd devices, do linux dasdfmt's and fdasd's and everything looks fine.   The pvcreate looks great as does the vgcreate.   I then try to lvcreate through yast and get the following error.   Return code of the output was 98, lvcreate -- error: VGDA in kernel and lvmtab are not consistent: please run vgscan.   I run vgscan and get the same thing.    I think I did everything correctly.   Can I view the VGDA in the kernel?

cat /proc/lvm/global

> Can I change it?

Just by running the LVM tools.

> Any ideas about what is going on???

LVM1 stores work copies of the VGDA (i.e. the metadata) in /etc/lvmtab and
/etc/lvmtab.d/. Is that file and the directory write accessable and is
there enough space (couple of MB is sufficient)?

> Than you very much!!!
> Confused in Eastern USA,

Hopefully no longer ;)

> Rob
> Robert C Schwartz
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> rschwartz at boscovs.com

Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

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    Nevertheless it needs not so stupid people to solve them ***


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