[linux-lvm] should I be concerned that pvdisplay shows PV Size is 1024 when it's really 2047 GB?

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Thu Nov 6 17:31:14 UTC 2008

This is rather odd.  The partition is actually 2047 GB (full size of the disk), but pvdisplay reports the PV Size as 1024.00 GB.  Another oddity is if you take the PE Size and multiply it by the Total PE, then it comes out as the correct 2047 GB.  It seems like something I could safely ignore, but this is going to be a critical production server and I would like to hear from more experiences persons if I should be concerned about this:

  --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/sde1
  VG Name               vg-samba-data1
  PV Size               1024.00 GB / not usable 8192.00 EB
  Allocatable           yes
  PE Size (KByte)       4096
  Total PE              524030
  Free PE               524030
  Allocated PE          0
  PV UUID               e3ubYN-DZtL-Ee1M-yaNC-mRif-KVB6-166mVR

Here is the version of lvm2 installed on RedHat EL 5:

[brazen at server2 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep lvm

James Dinkel

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