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Re: BLKPG changes pushed

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: BLKPG changes pushed
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 08:48:46 +0200

Curtis Gedak wrote:
> 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?

Thanks, but no.

> 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
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=608712
> Regards,
> Curtis Gedak

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