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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM and inactive snapshots.



On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 03:10:05PM -0600, Jay Weber wrote:
> > No. The kernel should not unmount because this may cause
> > confusion and possibly corruption of user mode information
> > (eg. /etc/mtab).
> > 
> > If a snapshot is dead the kernel could simply return an error
> > (EIO?) for any access to the snapshot (which no longer exists).
> > So the bahaviour would be well defined.
> 
> Ah, yes, this does seem more reasonable and does address the issue of the
> bits that are left lying about.

THis patch should do that. It doesn't address the problem of remounting the
inactive snapshot though.

Patrick


--- drivers/md/lvm.c~   Thu Dec 14 14:31:21 2000
+++ drivers/md/lvm.c    Fri Dec 15 09:46:15 2000
@@ -1678,6 +1678,8 @@
                        down(&lv->lv_snapshot_sem);
                        if (lv->lv_block_exception != NULL)
                                lvm_snapshot_remap_block(&rdev_tmp, &rsector_tmp, pe_start, lv);
+                       else
+                           ret = 1;
                        up(&lv->lv_snapshot_sem);
                }
        }





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