[linux-lvm] root: Failed query for merging percentage. Aborting merge

Zdenek Kabelac zkabelac at redhat.com
Mon Apr 10 10:54:25 UTC 2017

Dne 9.4.2017 v 09:17 Roger Morton napsal(a):
> I wanted to merge a old snap shot (root_snap10) of my root file system back
> into root.
>     LV          VG         Attr       LSize    Pool Origin Data%  Meta%  Move
> Log Cpy%Sync Convert
>   home_lv     kubuntu-vg rwi-aor--- 1000.00g
>  100.00
>   root        kubuntu-vg owi-aor---   50.00g
>  100.00
>   root_snap10 kubuntu-vg swi-a-s---   50.00g      root   28.42
>   root_snap14 kubuntu-vg swi-a-s---   50.00g      root   0.00

In genernal -

Once the merge IS started -  you see immediately 'the merged state' and  the
blocks are moved in background (they are moved back from COW to origin -
while you already see a device in 'merged-state').

While the merge IS happening you can't merge another LV.

So you need to wait till merge of snap10 is finished (0%).

> sudo lvcreate -s -n root_snap10b -L 50G /dev/kubuntu-vg/root
>   Snapshots of an origin that has a merging snapshot is not supported
> So the system still thinks   /dev/kubuntu-vg/root is in the middle of merging.
> Which worries me - my root file system might be in some half and half state
> between two different snapshots

As said there is never 'half and half state' - this would clearly never work 
;) you can't see  old & new data mixed at the same time.



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