View Full Version : [SOLVED] Logical volumes on Raid5 won't work.

October 12th, 2009, 08:17 AM
mdadm --assemble /dev/md3 sdb sdc sda
mdadm: /dev/md3 has been started with 3 drives.
root@ubuntu:/dev# pvcreate -f -M2 --metadatasize 960K --setphysicalvolumesize 950T md3
WARNING: md3: Overriding real size. You could lose data.
Physical volume "md3" successfully created
root@ubuntu:/dev# vgcreate -s 256M raid md3
Volume group "raid" successfully created
root@ubuntu:/dev# lvcreate --extents 100%FREE raid
device-mapper: resume ioctl failed: Invalid argument
Unable to resume raid-lvol0 (252:2)
/dev/raid/lvol0: write failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: No space left on device
Logical volume "lvol0" created

I can create logical volumes. But I can't use them.

lvdisplay shows this:

--- Logical volume ---
LV Name /dev/raid/lvol0
VG Name raid
LV UUID ******
LV Write Access read/write
LV Status suspended
# open 0
LV Size 950.00 TB
Current LE 3891199
Segments 1
Allocation inherit
Read ahead sectors auto
- currently set to 256
Block device 252:2

October 12th, 2009, 07:06 PM
echo echo echo

October 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
I tried installing ubuntu 9.04 i386. I upgraded both mdadm and lvm2. Same result:

lvcreate --extents 100%FREE raid5
device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument
Aborting. Failed to activate new LV to wipe the start of it.

Pls Help.

October 13th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Thanks for all of you helpful suggestions and comments guys, but after hours of googling I solved this myself. Apparently the error causing my logical volume not to mount wasn't being displayed. It was buried in the dmseg log:

[ 1955.272254] device-mapper: table: device 9:127 too small for target
[ 1955.272265] device-mapper: table: 252:2: linear: dm-linear: Device lookup failed

Turns out when I created the physical volume for LVM I said 950T instead of 950G. oops. So device mapper was trying to create a mapping bigger than the physical disk under it. Would have been nice if lvcreate would have told me that.