[linux-lvm] Strange dm-cache activity at startup
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Fri Sep 11 14:50:17 UTC 2015
Avoid losing data by imaging the drive using Clonezilla. I do it all the
On 11/09/2015 14:28, John Stoffel wrote:
>>>>>> "Joe" == Joe Thornber <thornber at redhat.com> writes:
> Joe> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:30:27AM +0200, Stefan Ring wrote:
>>> Is this normal/expected? What does it do? Why does it write back huge
>>> amounts of data to the HDD after each system start?
> Joe> No, this is not expected. The most likely cause is your system was
> Joe> not shutdown cleanly so dm-cache has no choice but to assume all
> Joe> blocks are dirty and need writing back. Make sure your volumes are
> Joe> being deactivated as part of shutdown.
> How would you double check to make sure this happening properly in the
> logs? I'm interested in using an SSD to cache my home file server
> /home and /local directories to make NFS access faster... but I've
> been hesitant to upgrade since I'd hate to lose all this data.
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