[linux-lvm] vgcreate fails with return value 5
malahal at us.ibm.com
Mon Oct 11 21:04:03 UTC 2010
Riches Jr, RobertX M [robertx.m.riches.jr at intel.com] wrote:
> An exit code of 5 appears to indicate excessive numbers of VGs. However,
> there are no other VGs on the system prior to this call to vgcreate.
> Search engine results indicate the PV might be corrupt. However, the PV
> was just created a few milliseconds before calling vgcreate.
> When calling vgcreate immediately after calling pvcreate, is there a need
> to wait for some after-effects of the pvcreate to settle out? Is there
> some command to positively determine whether the PV is actually ready and
> open for business?
I am not aware of any such issue, but you can run "pvs" and find out if
your newly created PV is listed in the output.
> Any other suggestions?
If you can create a test script that creates two PV's out of two loop
mounted temporary files and re-create your bug, then someone in the
dm-devel forum would surely help.
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