[linux-lvm] How long does PVmove take

B. J. Zolp bjzolp at wisc.edu
Tue Aug 5 18:23:01 UTC 2003

I actually did a "pvmove -v /dev/..." and so far after 5 days all I see is:

pvmove -- checking name of source physical volume "/dev/....."
pvmove -- locking logical volume manager

and that is it.

Its been at 80-98% cpu the whole time too.  I have a feeling something is 


On Tuesday 05 August 2003 17:58, Scott Mcdermott wrote:
> B. J. Zolp on Tue  5/08 17:54 -0500:
> > I have to remove 4 120GB IDE drives from a LVM on a P2
> > 450Mhz machine.  I have been pvmoving one of them for
> > about the last 5 days.  Is this a normal time frame?  How
> > much longer can I expect?
> you should see progress (i think it gives some progress
> without -v iirc), just estimate based on moved PE / total PE
> and compare to elapsed time.
> with LVM1 at least, it's quite slow, but I moved 40G in
> less than 4 hours, so...
> one thing that threw me, was that it doesn't start moving
> for a LONG time and there is no output.  I had very
> important data, so I didn't kill it, because I knew it was
> doing stuff based on wchan :)
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