[linux-lvm] Filesystem corruption with LVM's pvmove onto a PV with a larger physical block size

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at gathman.org
Tue Mar 5 00:12:24 UTC 2019

On Mon, 4 Mar 2019, Cesare Leonardi wrote:

> Today I repeated all the tests and indeed in one case the mount failed: after 
> pvmoving from the 512/4096 disk to the 4096/4096 disk, with the LV ext4 using 
> 1024 block size.
> The error happened where you guys expected. And also for me fsck showed no 
> errors.
> But doesn't look like a filesystem corruption: if you pvmove back the data, 
> it will become readable again:

THAT is a crucial observation.  It's not an LVM bug, but the filesystem
trying to read 1024 bytes on a 4096 device.  I suspect it could also
happen with an unaligned filesystem on a 4096 device.

 	      Stuart D. Gathman <stuart at gathman.org>
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