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From: Zdenek Kabelac <>
To: LVM general discussion and development <>,
	Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk <>
Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] Removing lvmcache fails
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:47:05 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Dne 21. 09. 20 v 10:51 Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk napsal(a):
> Hi all
> I have an ssd hooked up to my system to do some caching of the raid-6 array. Now, that SSD isn't very new and has started developing some smart errors, so I thought I'd just remove it and find a nice recycle bin for it. However, this fails.

Hmm - cache isn't yet very easy to use once you start to have faulty devices 
in your device stack

> This is Debian Buster (latest) with kernel 5.4 and lvm 2.03.02(2)
> Any idea how to get rid of this?
> # lvconvert --uncache data/data
>    Unknown feature in status: 8 2488/262144 128 819192/819200 57263288 35277148 19955332 9916661 0 1 1 3 metadata2 writethrough no_discard_passdown 2 migration_threshold 2048 smq 0 rw -

However since you have 'writethrough' cache mode - it should be possible to 
use  'lvconvert --uncache --force'

But I'm somehow confused how you can have any dirty blocks in this case ??

lvm2 2.03.02 version was somewhat experimental release - so I've recommend 
something newer  - which will also properly parse newer status output from
newer kernel dm-cache module.



  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-21  9:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-21  8:51 Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk
2020-09-21  9:47 ` Zdenek Kabelac [this message]
2020-09-21 10:01   ` Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk
2020-09-21 12:53     ` Zdenek Kabelac
2020-09-21 13:24       ` Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk

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