[linux-lvm] [dm-devel] do not disable ext4 discards on first discard failure? [was: Re: dm snapshot: ignore discards issued to the snapshot-origin target]

Martin K. Petersen martin.petersen at oracle.com
Mon May 2 16:58:34 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Lukas" == Lukas Czerner <lczerner at redhat.com> writes:


Lukas> [root at trim ~]# lvcreate -L 3500M vg_test
Lukas>   Logical volume "lvol0" created

Ok, so here's what I think is going on. You're creating a linear target
which happens to fit inside the first PV.

Here's two devices. One that supports discard_zeroes_data=1 (8:17) and
one that doesn't (8:49).

# dmsetup table 
foo-bar: 0 1032192 striped 2 32 8:17 384 8:49 384
foo-baz: 0 106496 linear 8:17 516480

# grep . /sys/block/d*/queue/discard_z*

LV foo/bar (dm-0) is striped, straddling two devices with incompatible
values. Hence 0.

LV foo/baz (dm-1) is linear and fits inside the first PV. Thus it has

Martin K. Petersen	Oracle Linux Engineering

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