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Re: [dm-devel] create lvm2 snapshot will take a long time while large IO on origin lv(till large IO ends)



On 4/29/2010 9:09 PM, Busby wrote:
> Hi, Phillip Susi,
>                  Why not suspend the origin's IO first, then create the
> snapshot lv, resume the origin lv 's IO waiting Q last. the 'dd' cmd is
> eariler than the snapshot's creating, if suspend the IO, the filesystem
> on the snapshot will be corrupt, I get it, but I think the  snapshot is
> in block layer, should suspend the user layer's data coming first, then
> flush the data in the dirty buffer and create the snapshot.  like the dd
> cmd on the origin, will make the snapshot's creating take a very long
> time, for waiting for the dm suspend 's return, I think flush the data
> in the dirty buffer (data from dd ), suspend the next data of the dd,
> create the snapshot, then let the data into dirty buffer to the block
> layer. the dd cmd will put the data into dirty buffer continually, can
> not be suspended?

I don't think it is possible to suspend new IO requests from user land
while allowing it from the buffer cache.


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