[linux-lvm] XFS and snapshots [WAS: Re: Why the dramatic increase in filesystem performance when usingxfs????]

Kristina Clair kclair at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 17:36:45 UTC 2005

> <snip>
>         xfs_freeze -f "$SCRATCH_MNT"
>         [ $? != 0 ] && echo xfs_freeze -f "$SCRATCH_MNT" failed
>         (
>                 lvcreate --snapshot --size 1G --name scratch_snap "$VG/scratch"\
>                         > /dev/null 2>&1

I'm confused.  I've gotten the impression from other posts to this
list that one should not use xfs_freeze before creating snapshots. 
The reason being that xfs_freeze suspends the filesystem, and then
lvcreate will also attempt to suspend the filesystem...



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