[linux-lvm] pvmove failure ...

AJ Lewis lewis at sistina.com
Fri Jun 8 15:08:41 UTC 2001

On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 12:40:02AM +1000, Timshel Knoll wrote:
> I am having problems trying to pvmove stuff from one physical volume to
> another. I first experienced this using kernel 2.4.3 with lvm
> 0.9.1beta6 and the 0.9.1beta7 Debian package of the lvm tools. I then
> updated to 2.4.4 with the CVS version of lvm (as of 08/06/2001 +1000),
> and I am still experiencing the same problems. Basically, pvmove simply
> reports:
> pvmove -- ERROR "pv_move_pe(): PE lock" pv_move_pe
> pvmove -- ERROR "pv_move_pe(): PE lock" moving physical extents
> and nothing is moved :-(
> Attached is the gzipped output of an example session. Note that I get
> this same problem if I attempt to move any of the other logical volumes
> around as well :-( Any ideas/comments/tips?

It appears from the attached file that you have also applied XFS patches
into the kernel.  Which version of the XFS patches did you apply?  Has
anyone else tried 'pvmove' with that combination of patches successfully?
It's possible we're seeing some kind of conflict between the two.

Also, in which order did you patch the kernel, and did you apply any other

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