[OpenAFS] Does openafs support Linux LVM ?

Christof Hanke hanke@rzg.mpg.de
Fri, 09 Mar 2007 08:30:35 +0200

Hengtong Ding wrote:
>  Hi all,
>   I am new to afs and tried to install an afs server on my Linux machine 
> and Logical Volume Manager is used in my machine. When I try to start fs
> server, it complains, I don't how to go further, and my kaserver,buserver 
> ,ptserver and vlserver runs ok. What's more the partition /vicep01 have no 
> physical error. Only one difference is that 
> /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol03 is mounted to /vicep01 with LVM but not 
> the normal partion method,eg. /dev/sda1. 


the fileserver works fine on LVM, we do it for a long time here.
Your problem is the Mountpoint-name.
You can have up to 256 partitions, starting from /vicepa (0) up to 
/vicepz (25), then it goes on from /vicepaa(26), /vicepab, ... 
,/vicepaz,/vicepba,vicepbb until at some letter-pair the number 256 is 
So, using /vicep01 is just wrong, use /vicepa instead.