[linux-lvm] LVM cache (or dm-cache) shutdown

Ian Pilcher arequipeno at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 17:54:59 UTC 2015

On 09/11/2015 07:51 AM, Joe Thornber wrote:
> No, this is not expected.  The most likely cause is your system was
> not shutdown cleanly so dm-cache has no choice but to assume all
> blocks are dirty and need writing back.  Make sure your volumes are
> being deactivated as part of shutdown.

What exactly is required to cleanly shutdown an LVM cache or dm-cache

AFAICT, systemd does a DM_DEV_REMOVE ioctl on all device mapper devices
during shutdown/reboot.  Is this sufficient?


Ian Pilcher                                         arequipeno at gmail.com
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