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Re: BLKPG changes pushed

From: Curtis Gedak
Subject: Re: BLKPG changes pushed
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 15:59:58 -0600
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Jim Meyering wrote:
... I just tried to add a couple partitions (in free space),
and each time, I got this:

    $ sudo ./parted -s $dev u B mkpart F13-root $s2 $e2
    Warning: WARNING: the kernel failed to re-read the partition table on
    /dev/sda (Device or resource busy).  As a result, it may not reflect all
    of your changes until after reboot.

I thought the intent was to avoid such warnings when they do not apply.
The kernel was indeed notified of the creation of the two new
partitions, and I was able to create file systems on them.

Do you have an active LVM on a partition on the drive?

If so then that might be the reason why the warning is encounted. Having an active LVM on a partition is similar to having a mounted partition in that the partition is busy. I think that parted fails to detect active LVM partitions as being busy.

This problem was first brought to my attention by a GParted user.
GParted fails to edit/delete partitions if active LVM on same disk device

Curtis Gedak

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