What to do when you get “diskio.c: cannot find statistics in /proc/partitions”

You might encounter the following problem when working on a a OpenVZ virtual host:

diskio.c: cannot find statistics in /proc/partitions

The reason why you are experiencing that is because OpenVZ Virtuozzo as well as some other VPS solutions don’t offer access to /proc/partitions. The whole /proc partition is a virtual filesystem (procfs). The structure is maintained in the kernel.

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