[linux-lvm] Large disk problem with LVM2...

Greg Varga gvarga at skywaywest.com
Mon Dec 15 22:15:59 UTC 2008

Another note about this...

I am able to create about a 40G logical volume but anything above 50G 
fails with the below error. (Which makes sense because DevSize is 
reporting that it only has 0.04 TB left.


Greg Varga wrote:
> I have a 3.09TB Hardware Raid 5 drive setup with, and I have already
> used about 1TB worth of space on the volume group.
> Today I tried to add another 500GB logical volume and it failed with:
> [root at bill ~]# lvcreate -L500G -ntest VolGroup01
>  device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument
>  Aborting. Failed to activate new LV to wipe the start of it.
> dmesg shows this:
> device-mapper: table: device 8:3 too small for target
> device-mapper: table: 253:7: linear: dm-linear: Device lookup failed
> device-mapper: ioctl: error adding target to table
> I have googled for the message and have read to run pvs like:
> [root at bill ~]# pvs -o +dev_size
>  PV         VG         Fmt  Attr PSize  PFree DevSize
>  /dev/sda2  VolGroup00 lvm2 a-   99.97G    0  100.00G
>  /dev/sda3  VolGroup01 lvm2 a-    3.09T 2.05T   1.09T
> So my question is, how do I fix this?  I'm running the most current
> (CentOS 5.2) versions of Device-Mapper and LVM and Kernel:
> lvm2-2.02.32-4.el5_2.1
> lvm2-cluster-2.02.32-4.el5
> device-mapper-1.02.24-1.el5
> device-mapper-event-1.02.24-1.el5
> device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-17.el5
> kernel-2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
> Anyone have any ideas why pvs shows the DevSize of 1.09TB?
> --Greg

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