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Old 02-26-2008
Counter function problems...

Ok, here is the issue I have..

I wrote a script that builds disk groups using vxvm, and it works really good. I added a feature that would tell you the max size you could build your your lvol to. I do this by getting the size of the disks I am using in KB, I subtract 5104 from it, and then I multiply it by the number of disks I am using to build my disk group. I set this to a variable called $NUMBER for use throughout the script. The function is finished, it outputs the answer to a file called value.txt. For some reason it works great until $NUMBER = 5 or more.

Below is the section of the script that is giving me issues:
Code:
function adder_func
         {
         TYPE=$1
         if [ -s sizes.$TYPE ]; then
            let sum=0
            for i in `cat sizes.$TYPE`
            do
             ((i=$i - 5104))
             ((new_sum=$i + $sum))
             sum=$new_sum
            done
            ((last_sum=$new_sum*$NUMBER))
            echo ${last_sum}
           else
            break
          fi
         }

## Call the adder_func function and output to value.txt to get the max size for your lvol.
adder_func size > value.txt

When the function is with an option called 'size' it reads from a file called sizes.size (sizes.$TYPE). As you see, the size option is the same as the $TYPE variable.

Output from sizes.size (which is the size of the disks in KB):
524288000

Here is the output from value.txt when the $NUMBER variable = 5:
-1149269920

When I do the math, of course it shouldn't be a large negative number:

root@server:/root_home> bc -l
524288000-5104
524282896
524282896*5
2621414480

So it should be 2621414480 or 2499.97GB, or about 2.5TB.

Am I surpassing the numerical limits of the function?
# 2  
Old 02-26-2008
I fixed it by combining two functions into one:

Code:
function adder_func
         {
         TYPE=$1
         if [ -s sizes.$TYPE ]; then
            let sum=0
            for i in `cat sizes.$TYPE`
            do
             ((i=$i-5104))
             ((new_sum=$i + $sum))
             sum=$new_sum
            done
            ((meg_sum=$new_sum/1024))
            ((gig_sum=$meg_sum/1024))
            ((last_sum=$gig_sum*$NUMBER))
            echo ${last_sum}G
           else
            break
          fi
         }

## Call the adder_func function and output to value.txt to get the max size for your lvol.
adder_func size > value.txt

Now everything will be GigaByte readable, instead of in KBytes.

And now the output of value.txt:
2495G

And the effect:

Are you ready to create a lvol in fakedg?
Enter 'y' for Yes or 'n' for No :y

Enter the name of your lvol.

Lvol name :fakelvol

Enter the size of your lvol.
The maximum size is: 2495G

Lvol size :
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