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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM commands extremely slow during raid check/resync



Dne 26.3.2012 22:55, Ray Morris napsal(a):
> Put -vvvv on the command and see what takes so long. In our case, 
> it was checking all of the devices to see if they were PVs.
> "All devices" includes LVs, so it was checking LVs to see if they
> were PVs, and activating an LV triggered a scan in case it was 
> a PV, so activating a volume group was especially slow (hours).
> The solution was to use "filter" in lvm.conf like this:
> 
> filter = [ "r|^/dev/dm.*|", "r|^/dev/vg-.*|","a|^/dev/sd*|", "a|^/dev/md*|", "r|.*|" ]
> 
> That checks only /dev/sd* and /dev/md*, to see if they are PVs, 
> skipping the checks of LVs to see if they are also PVs. Since the
> device list is cached, use vgscan -vvvv to check that it's checking 
> the right things and maybe delete that cache first. My rule IS 
> a bit redundant because I had trouble getting the simpler form 
> to do what I wanted. I ended up using a belt and suspenders 
> approach, specifying both "do not scan my LVs" and "scan only
> /dev/sd*".

Could you check upstream  CVS version of lvm2 with 2 extra patches:
(not yet upstream)

https://www.redhat.com/archives/lvm-devel/2012-March/msg00171.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/lvm-devel/2012-March/msg00172.html

Whether your slow PV operations are solved ?

Zdenek


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