[linux-lvm] Can read/write snapshots be modified while the original is being modied

Hyatt, Gilbert gilbert.hyatt at intel.com
Mon Mar 22 23:01:32 UTC 2010

We are tried to do patch testing.  
We want to snapshot an OS, continue to run on the original OS, while installing patches and testing the snapshot.

In the FAQ it says:
Read/write snapshots work like read-only snapshots, with the additional feature that if data is written to the snapshot, that block is marked in the exception table as used, and never gets copied from the original volume.

Can I get into trouble by change the same blocks in the original and in the snapshot?  
If there is only one exception list, who wins?
If I am changing blocks in both, can I come up with and inconsistent file system in the snapshot?


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