[linux-lvm] [lvmlockd] Refresh lvmlockd leases after sanlock changes

Damon Wang damon.devops at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 05:50:24 UTC 2018

Hi Dave,

Thank you for your reply!

thin lv's from the same thin pool cannot be used from different hosts
> concurrently.  It's not because of lvm metadata, it's because of the way
> dm-thin manages blocks that are shared between thin lvs.  This block
> sharing/unsharing occurs as each read/write happens on the block device,
> not on LV activation or any lvm command.

My plan is one vm has one thin lv as root volume, and each thin lv get its
thin lv pool, Is this a way to avoid the problem of block share within thin
lv pool?

I suggest trying https://ovirt.org

I did some research on ovirt, there are two designs now
and I found it really relies on SPM host, once SPM host fails, all vms'
will be influenced, which is we don't want to see.

> You need to release the lock on the source host after the vm is suspended,
> and acquire the lock on the destination host before the vm is resumed.
> There are hooks in libvirt to do this.  The LV shouldn't be active on both
> hosts at once.

 I did some experiments on this since I have read the libvirt migrate hook
(https://libvirt.org/hooks.html#qemu_migration) and it seems useless.
I wrote a simple script and confirm that the hook execute process is:

   1. on dest host, do "migrate begin", "prepare begin", "start begin",
   "started begin"
   2. after a while (usually a few seconds), on source host, do "stopped
   end" and
   "release end"

In a word, it not provide a way to do some thing on the time of vm suspend
and resume.🙁


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