Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1015096
Document thinpool recover steps
Last modified: 2016-03-21 09:51:29 EDT
Description of problem:
Since lvm2 is not capable to recover all possible broken variants of thin pool brokenness we need to create a documentation which will provide step-by-step guide how to move-on with repair of broken pool.
lvm2 provides some useful low-level command which should allow to fix and sync broken thin pool kernel metadata with lvm2 metadata.
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Steps to Reproduce:
There will be no change to the lvm2 package for this, but some documentation will be provided, perhaps as a KB article.
Information has been added to the lvmthin(7) man page to try to shed more light on what should be done when devices fail in a thin-pool. The section "Metadata check and repair" has been added.
This is not sufficient to describe all problems though, but it should be sufficient for this release. I won't close this bug, but I will push it to 6.8. We can consider at that time what new information can be added.