[linux-lvm] How do I remove a locked Logical Volume ([pvmove0]) left over after a disk error?

Zdenek Kabelac zkabelac at redhat.com
Fri Mar 28 15:31:27 UTC 2014

Dne 27.3.2014 12:32, Derek Dongray napsal(a):
> Following some disk errors while I was moving some extents, I now have a
> hidden locked [pvmove0] which doesn't seem to have any physical extents
> assigned, although it is shown as 4Mb long.
>      # lvs -a -o+seg_pe_ranges a/pvmove0
>        LV        VG   Attr       LSize Pool Origin Data%  Move Log Cpy%Sync
> Convert PE Ranges
>        [pvmove0] a    vwC---v--- 4.00m
> The simple 'lvremove a/pvmove0' (optionally with '--force') results in the
> message 'Can't remove locked LV pvmove0'.
> 'pvmove --abort' does nothing. The presence of this volume doesn't seem to
> affect other moves (which simply use [pvmove1]).

pvmove --abort has to work - unless you have some ancient version of lvm2 tools?

What's the vresion in use ?

(You could always hack your lvm2 metadata in 'vi' - if you know what you
are doing...)


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