Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 203065
"Not enough space" for existing LV; 256 GiB limit?
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:32 EDT
Description of problem:
When I select a large pre-existing logical volume and try to set the mount point, Anaconda says "Not
enough free space" - "The current requested size ( 904844.00 MB) is larger than the maximum logical
volume size ( 262144.00 MB). To increase this limit you can create more Physical Volumes from
unpartitioned disk space and add them to this Volume Group."
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using lvm2 tools, create a volume group in advance with over 256 GiB taken by one logical volume.
2. In anaconda, select "Create custom layout" for partitioning
3. Select the logical volume, keep "Leave unchanged (preserve data)" selected, and try to assign it a
LVM complains (with non-SI units) that the size of this volume exceeds 256 GiB.
LVM realizes it's already there and thus must be possible.
If I delete the logical volume and try to remake it, it gives me the same error message. I'm not sure
where this 256 GiB limitation came from; it's apparently not in the underlying tools. And clearly the
suggested action (adding more physical volumes) is incorrect.
I only have about 5 GB free on this volume group, so it didn't come from the free space count either.
We are unable to reproduce this here on Rawhide with varying PE sizes. Can you
try again with fc6t2 (or rawhide if possible)? Can you also provide more
information about your LVM setup? The output of pvdisplay and related commands
would be helpful.