Error When Extending A Logical Volume

(Doc ID 580304.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 16, 2018

Applies to:

Linux Kernel - Version: 2.4.9 to 2.6
Linux x86-64


  Five new SAN disks were presented to the server system and made part of the prodvg volume group:

# vgdisplay prodvg | grep PE
PE Size 4.00 MB
Total PE 647350
Alloc PE / Size 517880 / 1.98 TB
Free PE / Size 129470 / 505.74 GB

As shown below, there are 129470 free extents in that volume group now.  Try to extend the the logical volume, the following error is displayed:
# lvextend -l +129470 /dev/prodvg/prodlv
Using stripesize of last segment 64.00 KB
Extending logical volume prodlv to 2.47 TB
Insufficient suitable allocatable extents for logical volume prodlv: 25894 more required


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