[linux-lvm] lvremove does not remove /dev/mapper/...-cow... and ...-real...

Linda A. Walsh lvm at tlinx.org
Tue Apr 26 16:38:59 UTC 2016

Tomas Dalebjork wrote:
> Hi.
> I have noticed that if a thick snapshot device is created
> # /sbin/lvcreate --size size --snapshot --name snap /dev/system/lvname
> And later removed
> # /sbin/lvremove system/lvname
It's been known to me, and I mentioned it a few-several years

I use dmsetup to remove those extra partitions after ensuring they
are no longer active.

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