[linux-lvm] Fwd: file-based locking initialization failed after pvresize

Christian Lahti clahti at gmail.com
Fri May 31 03:37:54 UTC 2013

Sorry forgot to copy the list.

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From: Christian Lahti <clahti at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, May 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] file-based locking initialization failed after
To: matthew patton <pattonme at yahoo.com>

Thank you for your reply, I realize that I must have done something rather
bone-headed and I am usually pretty clued.  That being said I am still in
the same pickle I was in to begin with, something constructive would be
fantastically appreciated.  If there were proper documentation *anywhere*
google-able I would not have bothered the mailing list.  I am pretty sure
the data must be in tact since this was done in single user mode and no
writes to the disk/volume have occurred since the two commands were run, I
have /etc/lvm in tact with information prior to and after the event.  If
someone would be so kind as to please let me know exactly what information
they might need, I will do my level best with minimum "back and forth" to
provide such information to get out of said pickle.  And I furthermore
promise not to do it again.


On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 3:14 PM, matthew patton <pattonme at yahoo.com> wrote:

> What's with people and "extending" disks? DO NOT DO THAT!!!! But if you
> do, then you can't forget to do all the rest of the necessary steps. You
> have to fix the partition table. And you have to make sure your PVresize
> doesn't run off the end of the media. Is VMware's 250G really 250G when
> probed by PVscan? Doubt it very much.
> Next time don't partition disks for starters. And "grow" filesystems by
> ADDing disks and adding them to the volume group and then resize2fs. Just
> because Windows was written for dummies and lets you get away with what you
> did, doesn't mean you should attempt it in Linux if you don't know what
> you're doing.
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