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From: Sreyan Chakravarty <>
To: LVM general discussion and development <>
Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] Unusually long boot times with LVM Snapshots
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 13:51:42 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201120111433.GI1787072@localhost.localdomain>

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On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 4:45 PM Bryn M. Reeves <> wrote:

> What type of snapshot are you using? LVM2 allows either "classic" CoW
> snaps,
> or the newer thin provisioned snapshots using the dm-thinp target.
> Classic snapshots are known to have very poor IO performance when multiple
> snapshots of the same volume exist simultaneously (especially for write-
> heavy workloads).
> Thin provisioned snapshots are not normally activated at boot time unless
> they are explicitly requested (via dracut's options) since they
> have the skip activation flag set by default.

I tried thin snapshots, but what use are they if I can't use my system all

Once my root logical volume was marked read only I could not revert it back
to writable, after the snapshot was created.

Sreyan Chakravarty

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-11-21  8:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-19 14:16 Sreyan Chakravarty
2020-11-20 11:14 ` Bryn M. Reeves
2020-11-20 16:18   ` Sreyan Chakravarty
2020-11-23 13:13     ` Bryn M. Reeves
2020-11-24 11:57       ` Sreyan Chakravarty
2020-11-25  8:45         ` Sreyan Chakravarty
2020-11-25 12:36         ` Bryn M. Reeves
2020-11-25 15:32           ` Sreyan Chakravarty
2020-11-21  8:21   ` Sreyan Chakravarty [this message]
2020-11-23 12:52     ` Bryn M. Reeves

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