[linux-lvm] Fwd: i/o hang while taking snapshot of a thinly provisioned LV in RHEL 6

Rajesh Joseph rjoseph at redhat.com
Mon May 2 20:10:05 UTC 2016

Hi all,

We have a setup which is using thinly provisioned Logical volume. When we
try to create or delete the snapshot
we are experiencing  I/O hang to this logical volume, which has XFS
filesystem on it. Also system got stuck at
VG deactivation during reboot.

Following is the setup details:
* The thin pool size is 3.09TB, and the problematic
thinlv(rian21_projects_media2) size is 2.57TB.
* This issue started appearing after the snapshot number reached 8 , data%
of the thinlv became 90%
* The PV is made from a LUN of size 3.66TB which is coming from "IBM XIV
Storage System"
* We observed that it is taking around 10 mins to de-activate the LV while
shutting down the node and around 10 mins to activate this LV when the
machine is booting up. Is this a normal behavior?
* The lvm & dmsetup command outputs are attached .
* No storage related errors seen in /var/log/messages.

Is there any known issues with the LVM , that can lead to i/o hang during
creation or deletion of snapshot. ?

LVM package version and kernel version are below.


It would be really helpful if you can give pointers to diagnose this issue.

Thanks & Regards,
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