[linux-lvm] LVM help

Rajesh Akula rajesh.akula at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 21:56:54 UTC 2005

I have 154 disks.
136 of them are 36GB
18 are 73Gb
I made two partitions on all these disks. First partitions is 31Gb
rest of the space is second partition.
I am trying to create one big logical volume group of 1.1TB on the
second partition on all the disks.
Here is the script I used to create volume group
vgcreate volgroup1 /dev/sdb2......................./dev/sdey (154 disks)
lvcreate -i 154 -I 16 -L 1100G -n lv01 volgroup18
Failed and the got the following message.
Number of stripes (154) must be between 1 and 128.
The I changed number of stripes to 128 ran the script like this
lvcreate -i 154 -I 16 -L 1100G -n lv01 volgroup18
Rounding size (17600 extents) up to stripe boundary size (17664 extents)
Insufficient allocatable extents suitable for parallel use for
logical volume lv01: 17664 required

Here is how vgdisplay shows. Somebody please help. I am new to LINUX.
BTW this is Suse Linux Enterprize edition 9.
le576p2:~ # vgdisplay
--- Volume group ---
VG Name               volgroup18
System ID
Format                lvm2
Metadata Areas        128
Metadata Sequence No  1
VG Access             read/write
VG Status             resizable
MAX LV                255
Cur LV                0
Open LV               0
Max PV                255
Cur PV                128
Act PV                128
VG Size               1.22 TB
PE Size               64.00 MB
Total PE              19923
Alloc PE / Size       0 / 0
Free  PE / Size       19923 / 1.22 TB
VG UUID               zdkjo6-8jtQ-PHUU-bUfa-ysor-jAM4-QTOWqn

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