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Re: [dm-devel] dm-thin: issues about resize the pool metadata size



Dne 6.11.2013 13:27, Wun-Yen Liang napsal(a):
Hi, folks:

Sorry for the insufficient information about my question last week.

This is my environment for the test.
     Kernel version : 3.12.0-rc7+
     LVM version : 2.02.103

I had currently done some test with the dm-thin targets.
Here is my simple script to create a pool with 32MB metadata, and a volumn on it.

$ sudo vgcreate vg /dev/sda1
$ sudo lvcreate --type thin-pool --thinpool tpool vg --size 800G
--poolmetadatasize 32M --alloc anywhere -c 64k
$ sudo lvcreate --name lv vg --virtualsize 800G --type thin --thinpool tpool

After formating, mounting, and some I/O test, the pool and volumn work well.
Then I try to expand the metadata device to 64M with the following command

$ sudo lvresize --poolmetadata +32M vg/tpool

But I got error message on the terminal
     Extending logical volume tpool_tmeta to 64.00 MiB.
     device-mapper: resume ioctl on  failed: No space left on device
     Unable to resume vg-tpool-tpoolool (253:3)
     Problem reactivating tpool
     libdevmapper exiting with 2 device(s) still suspended.


Yep - sorry about this one.

Kernel code has not yet been fixed - while lvm2 had left in expectation it will work with 1.9 target version.

lvm2 needs to be patched to disable support for metadata resize as it's still not yet supported online.


What you could always do offline is:

create some unusable empty LV and swap it instead of pool metadata
(lvconvert  --poolmetadata swapLV  --thinpool vg/existingpool)

then activate swapped LV (now with thin metadata)

thin_dump & thin_restore (or thin_repair) from this smaller LV to some newly allocate bigger LV.
Then thin_check this new LV if it's ok and swap it back again into thinpool.

A little bit ugly - but works for now.

Online metadata resize is not prioritized for now.

Zdenek


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