[linux-lvm] system boot time regression when using lvm2-2.03.05

Martin Wilck mwilck at suse.de
Fri Sep 6 06:51:47 UTC 2019

On Fri, 2019-09-06 at 05:01 +0000, Heming Zhao wrote:
> I just tried to only apply below patch (didn't partly backout commit
> 25b58310e3).
> The attrs of lvs output still have 'a' bit.
> ```patch
> +#if 0
>     			if (!_online_pvscan_one(cmd, dev, NULL,
> complete_vgnames, saved_vgs, 0, &pvid_without_metadata))
>     				add_errors++;
> +#endif

IIUC this would mean that you skip David's "pvs_online" file generation
entirely. How did the auto-activation happen, then?

> ```
> the output of "systemd-analysis blame | head -n 10":
> ```
>           59.279s systemd-udev-settle.service
>           39.979s dracut-initqueue.service
>            1.676s lvm2-activation-net.service

Could it be that lvm2-activation-net.service activated the VGs? I can
imagine that that would be efficient, because when this service runs
late in the boot process, I'd expect all PVs to be online, so
everything can be activated in a single big swoop. Unfortunately, this
wouldn't work in general, as it would be too late for booting from LVM

However I thought all lvm2-acticvation... services were gone with LVM


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