[linux-lvm] thinpool metadata size

Mike Snitzer snitzer at redhat.com
Fri Mar 14 03:35:13 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 13 2014 at 10:42pm -0400,
Paul B. Henson <henson at acm.org> wrote:

> > From: Mike Snitzer
> > Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:20 AM
> >
> > Yes, we're still unable to resize after metadata has been completely
> > exhausted:
> [...]
> > Good news is online metadata resize works fine as long as metadata space
> > hasn't been exhausted:
> Hmm, then it seems it would be wise to keep an eye on utilization ;). Looks
> like there are some munin plug-ins for lvm, hopefully one of them already
> has metadata usage support or can be easily extended.

lvm2 should/could monitor for metadata low water mark threshold events,
which the kernel will trigger, much like it does for data low water

But since the kernel internalizes the metadata low water mark I'm not
sure if lvm2 has taken this on.  Zdenek?

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