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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM 1: Snapshot causes seg fault of lvdisplay and crashes system



On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 12:15:37AM -0600, Ken Fuchs wrote:
> I did the following to create a snapshot of an active filesystem to try
> to make a consistent copy of it:
> 
> # lvcreate --extents 30 --snapshot --name home2snap /dev/sys/home2gb
> ...
> lvcreate -- INFO: using default snapshot chunk size of 64 KB for "/dev/sys/home\
> 2snap"
> lvcreate -- doing automatic backup of "sys"
> lvcreate -- logical volume "/dev/sys/home2snap" successfully created
> 
> # lvdisplay /dev/sys/home2gb
> --- Logical volume ---
> LV Name                /dev/sys/home2gb
> VG Name                sys
> LV Write Access        read/write
> LV snapshot status     source of
>                        /dev/sys/home2snap [active]
> Segmentation fault
> # lvdisplay /dev/sys/home2gb
> --- Logical volume ---
> LV Name                /dev/sys/home2gb
> VG Name                sys
> LV Write Access        read/write
> LV snapshot status     source of
>                        /dev/sys/home2snap [active]
> Segmentation fault
> ecstasy:/#
> 
> <At this point I lost my remote connection to the machine and presume it
> crashed; it probably didn't reboot, since subsequent attempts to
> reconnect via ssh failed and ping failed as well.>
> 
> The kernel is probably 1.0.3 (Debian SPARC sun4u 2.4.21 up) and the lvm
> tools are 1.0.8.
> 
> Any suggestions for avoiding these seg faults and the system crash?

Upgrade to an actual driver LVM version. You hit a list bug IRT snapshots.

> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Ken Fuchs <kfuchs winternet com>
> 
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