[linux-lvm] Beginner Questions

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Mon Nov 12 21:58:54 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 02:33:58PM -0700, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>   PV Size               745.00 GB / not usable 3.67 MB
>   PV Size               1024.00 GB / not usable 8192.00 EB
> Why is some space "not usable"?
Some space is used for LVM metadata; other space is lost as the
remainder when the volume size is divided by the chosen extent size.

Ignore the ridiculous number there - it's been fixed in CVS for the next

agk at redhat.com

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