[linux-lvm] Snapshot merge in the background?

Mike Snitzer snitzer at redhat.com
Wed Oct 20 20:55:30 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 20 2010 at  4:05pm -0400,
Phillip Susi <psusi at cfl.rr.com> wrote:

> Last night I tested out the new snapshot merge feature by taking a
> snapshot, running a dist-upgrade, then lvconvert --merge.  After
> rebooting, it merged the snapshot back into the origin, but it waited
> for the merge to complete before finishing the boot.

"Before finishing the boot"... can you be more specific?  Where was it
stopped waiting for a snapshot merge?  How did you know it was waiting
for snapshot merge?  Which distro are you using?

> Can't the merge be completed in the background while the volume is
> mounted and the boot continues?

Yes that is how it _should_ work.


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