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Re: [linux-lvm] new process dead after create multiple snapshot volumes



I also found the process dead, that is "pdflush"
there're 2 "pdflush" always running on my system,
but one is dead after I create the 3rd snapshot volumes and access the
source volume then sync

-bash-3.00# ps x
  PID TTY      STAT   TIME COMMAND
    1 ?        S      0:01 init [2]
    2 ?        S      0:00 [migration/0]
    3 ?        SN     0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
    4 ?        S<     0:00 [events/0]
    5 ?        S<     0:00 [khelper]
    6 ?        S<     0:00 [kthread]
    8 ?        S<     0:00 [kacpid]
   70 ?        S<     0:00 [kblockd/0]
   73 ?        S<     0:00 [khubd]
  129 ?        S      0:00 [pdflush]
  130 ?        D      0:00 [pdflush]
  132 ?        S<     0:00 [aio/0]
  131 ?        S      0:00 [kswapd0]
  134 ?        S<     0:00 [xfslogd/0]
  133 ?        S      0:00 [cifsoplockd]
  135 ?        S<     0:00 [xfsdatad/0]
  136 ?        S      0:00 [xfsbufd]
  723 ?        S<     0:00 [kseriod]
  773 ?        S      0:00 [scsi_eh_0]
  777 ?        S<     0:00 [ata/0]
  801 ?        S<     0:00 [kcryptd/0]
  934 ?        S<     0:00 [kcopyd]
 1330 ?        Ss     0:00 syslogd -m 0
 1334 ?        Ss     0:00 klogd -x
 1343 ?        Ss     0:00 /usr/httpd/bin/httpd
 1353 ?        Ss     0:00 crond
 1359 ?        Ss     0:00 /bin/profamd
 1479 tty1     Ss     0:00 -bash
 1481 tty2     Ss+    0:00 -bash
 1483 tty3     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty3
 1485 tty4     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty4
 1487 tty5     Ss+    0:00 /sbin/mingetty tty5
 1903 ?        S      0:00 [xfssyncd]
 1915 tty1     D+     0:00 sync
 2037 pts/0    R+     0:00 ps x

Rocky

2005/9/12, Bear Wolf <sportbear gmail com>:
> Dear Lars
> 
> I tried but not work,
> the process is still hang when I trying to copy some data in source
> volume or do sync command after create the 4rd snapshot volume.
> 
> should I patch the 8 and 9 of dm module?
> ftp://sources.redhat.com/pub/dm/patches/2.6-unstable/2.6.12-rc2/2.6.12-rc2-udm1/
> 
> I saw that some discuss in previous mail-list
> 
> SportBear
> 
> 2005/9/12, Lars Ellenberg <Lars Ellenberg linbit com>:
> > / 2005-09-12 10:34:15 +0800
> > \ Bear Wolf:
> > > Dear all
> > >
> > > I test snapshot function on my system.
> > > when I create the first snapshot, everything works fine.
> > > then I create more snapshot, everything works fine too.
> > > but when I access the source volume and do sync
> > > the sync command will be dead.
> > >
> > > and I test with a script file
> > >
> > > I=0
> > > for I in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
> > > do
> > > cp -af /etc /mnt/volume1
> > > lvcreate -s -L 64 -n snaplv${I} /dev/VG01/volume1
> > > sleep 1
> > > done
> > >
> > > after create the 4th sn apshot volume, the system process hang without
> > > any error message.
> >
> > lvcreate calls into device mapper.
> > it suspends the affected targets, changes "tables", creates new targets,
> > and resumes the targets again.
> >
> > if it fails to create the new targets, or fails to adjust the "tables",
> >
> > then it unfortunately aborts, leaving the existing targets in suspended
> > state. I think that is a bug.
> >
> > to get the system working (sort of) again, you could try to
> > for d in /dev/mapper/* ; do
> >        [[ $d == control ]] && continue
> >        dmsetup resume $d &
> >                       # ^^^ important! background it!
> > done
> >
> > background it, because if you "resume" some target that depends on some
> > other target in suspended state, it will hang and wait for that other
> > target to be resumed... doh.
> >
> > worked for me... (well, to get the system back, at least).
> >
> > see also dmsetup ls, dmsetup info, dmsetp table etc.
> >
> > cheers,
> >
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