[linux-lvm] LVM 1.0.4 pvmove is broken

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Fri May 10 08:39:01 UTC 2002


couldn't reproduce this directly here.
Need to investigate more...

On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 02:49:40PM -0700, Poul Petersen wrote:
> 	I posted a day or two ago, and as near as I can tell pvmove in LVM
> 1.0.4 with kernel 2.4.18 is broken. If I apply the 1.0.4 patch generated by
> PATCHES/Makefile to a stock 2.4.18 kernel, pvmove will crash after moving
> one PE, every time, regardless of the arrangement of physical volumes,
> filesystems, etc. Notice that this failure occurs even without a filesystem
> present in the logical volume, that is I can make a volume group with two
> disks, create a small LV and pvmove will crash trying to move the PEs. If I
> follow the exact same installation procedure for LVM 1.0.3, everything works
> fine. If I use the 1.0.4 toolset with an unpatched stock 2.4.18 kernel,
> everything works fine. The problem with pvmove is definitely precipitated by
> installing the auto-generated patch from 1.0.4. 
> 	Is this working for anyone else? I didn't want to attach the
> auto-generated patch since it is 70k, but I can provide it if it would help.
> Thanks,
> -poul
> System Specs:
> RedHat 7.2 w/ 2.4.18 kernel
> Dual P-II 400 
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