[linux-lvm] lvmconvert --merge acting failing to remove devices

Dusty Mabe dustymabe at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 17:53:25 UTC 2011

I just found bugzilla report  BZ#651007 which seems to be the issue. I
think its fixed now.


On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Dusty Mabe <dustymabe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am on a basic CentOS 6 install (kernel-2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 and
> lvm2-2.02.72-8.el6.x86_64) . I took an lvm snapshot of an lv (that
> contains my root fs). After erasing a few rpms I "reverted" my changes
> by doing an lvmconvert --merge back to the original. Since the root fs
> is mounted the merge is done the next time the lv is activated. I then
> rebooted my machine so that the merge would happen. After boot I can
> see the merge did happen but I still have the other dm devices
> vgroot-lvroot-real vgroot-snap and vgroot-snap-cow. Is it a bug that
> lvm is not cleaning up these devices?
> Note that doing the lvconvert --merge  on an lv that is not mounted
> will result in the dm devices being removed and the snapshot lv being
> removed.
> Thanks for any help!
> Dusty Mabe

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