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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM 1.0.4 pvmove is broken



On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 04:22:04PM -0700, Poul Petersen wrote:
> 	I've done a lot of testing with pvmove and these are the results:
> 
> 	1) The pvmove tool (versions 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.1-rc2) all fail on an
> active volume group when running a LVM-1.0.4 patched 2.4.18 kernel
> 

Has that been under memory preasure as Joe assumed?

> 	2) If the volume group is inactive, pvmove works fine in all cases.
> 
> 	3) The LVM-1.0.3 and 1.1-rc2 patches against the 2.4.18 kernel also
> work fine with all versions of pvmove.
> 
> 	4) The RedHat 7.2 call to vgscan in rc.sysinit happens before
> mounting other file-systems, for example "/usr". This causes the 1.1-rc2
> vgscan to fail since libreadline is in /usr/lib. 

Posted the solution for such fs layouts recently
(Either use "./configure --disable-single_exec" or
 ./configure --enable-static_link).

> 
> 	By using the -vv option to pvmove, I can see that pvmove is hanging
> at lv_le_remap from tools/lib (see attached pvmove output) - this combined
> with the strace output I posted before suggests that the ioctl call in
> tools/lib/lv_le_remap.c is where it is dying. 
> 
> 	I've tested this on three different machines (RedHat 7.1, 7.2) with
> the same results, so I don't think I am doing anything wrong. There seems to
> be something amiss in the Makefile generated patch for lvm-1.0.4 with kernel
> 2.4.18. I welcome any suggestions on how I can persue tracking this problem
> down. I would like to use 1.0.4 as it is the latest stable release and I
> intend to install it on a production machine, so I would like to avoid
> 1.1-rc2.

Right, 1.1-rc is not for production purposes.

Your listing looks like you hit a lcking flaw in your configurations.

Will test your configurations on UP and SMP...

Regards,
Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -poul
> 
> --- pvmove output 
> 
> [root nfs1node1 root]# pvmove -vv /dev/sdb1
> pvmove -- checking name of source physical volume "/dev/sdb1"
> pvmove -- locking logical volume manager
> pvmove -- reading data of source physical volume from "/dev/sdb1"
> pvmove -- checking volume group existence
> pvmove -- reading data of volume group "vg0" from lvmtab
> pvmove -- checking volume group consistency of "vg0"
> pvmove -- searching for source physical volume "/dev/sdb1" in volume group
> "vg0"
> pvmove -- building list of possible destination physical volumes
> pvmove -- checking volume group activity
> pvmove -- moving physical extents in active volume group "vg0"
> pvmove -- WARNING: if you lose power during the move you may need to restore
> your LVM metadata from backup!
> pvmove -- do you want to continue? [y/n] y
> pvmove -- starting to move extents away from physical volume "/dev/sdb1"
> pvmove -- checking for enough free physical extents in "vg0" lv:
> /dev/vg0/lv0[1]  old_dev: 08:17  new_dev: 08:18  old_pe_sector: 8576
> new_pe_sector: 8576
> pvmove -- opening output physical volume "/dev/sdb2"
> pvmove -- llseeking input physical volume "/dev/sdb1"
> pvmove -- llseeking output physical volume "/dev/sdb2"
> pvmove -- /dev/sdb1 [PE 0 [lv0 [LE 0]] -> /dev/sdb2 [PE 0] [1/25]
> pvmove -- locking physical extent 0 of "/dev/sdb1" in kernel
> pvmove -- about to read input physical volume "/dev/sdb1" and to write
> output physical volume "/dev/sdb2"
> pvmove -- remapping physical extent in VGDA of kernel
> pvmove -- unlocking physical extent
> pvmove -- changing source "/dev/sdb1" in VGDA of kernel
> pvmove -- changing destination "/dev/sdb2" in VGDA of kernel
> pvmove -- writing physical extent part of VGDA on source "/dev/sdb1"
> pvmove -- writing physical extent part of VGDA on destination "/dev/sdb2"
> lv: /dev/vg0/lv0[1]  old_dev: 08:17  new_dev: 08:18  old_pe_sector: 16768
> new_pe_sector: 16768
> pvmove -- opening output physical volume "/dev/sdb2"
> pvmove -- llseeking input physical volume "/dev/sdb1"
> pvmove -- llseeking output physical volume "/dev/sdb2"
> pvmove -- /dev/sdb1 [PE 1 [lv0 [LE 1]] -> /dev/sdb2 [PE 1] [2/25]
> pvmove -- locking physical extent 1 of "/dev/sdb1" in kernel
> pvmove -- about to read input physical volume "/dev/sdb1" and to write
> output physical volume "/dev/sdb2"
> pvmove -- remapping physical extent in VGDA of kernel
> 
> *This is where it dies*
> 
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