[linux-lvm] Move pvmove questions Was: Need help with a particular use-case for pvmove.

Alasdair G Kergon agk at redhat.com
Thu Nov 18 20:12:22 UTC 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 01:30:11PM -0500, Stirling Westrup wrote:
> I do think the fact that pvmove does no user-visible checkpointing is
> a bug.

The man page explains how pvmove works.  No data is removed until it
is safely available in its new location.

Checkpoints are done after each contiguous piece of data to move.
So if your data is contiguous, you'll get no checkpoints.
The code was designed to handle more-frequent checkpoints in such
cases, but nobody's seen the need to implement that feature yet.
(I don't think we even have a bugzilla requesting it.)


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