Bug 164198 - LV activation issues when attempting large numbers
Summary: LV activation issues when attempting large numbers
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 164197
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lvm2
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Alasdair Kergon
QA Contact: Cluster QE
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-25 21:15 UTC by Corey Marthaler
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-08-08 19:01:32 UTC

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Description Corey Marthaler 2005-07-25 21:15:51 UTC
Description of problem:
I have 1500 LVs on my 5 node cluster and when I attempted to activate all of
them, only 432 were actually activated, the rest stayed inactive. Also, the
vgchange and lvchange cmds didn't report any errors like they should have.

[root@morph-01 ~]# lvchange -ay /dev/gfs/gfs1066
[root@morph-01 ~]# lvdisplay /dev/gfs/gfs1066
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Name                /dev/gfs/gfs1066
  VG Name                gfs
  LV UUID                5wq2vk-n1H3-eflJ-PBYZ-ocWS-XhPQ-7vJYSF
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Status              NOT available
  LV Size                620.00 MB
  Current LE             155
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     0
[root@morph-01 ~]# lvchange -ay /dev/gfs/gfs1066
[root@morph-01 ~]# echo $?

I then attempted this without clvmd and this would cause lvm to repeatedly grow
so large that oom-killer would start shooting processes.

Cpu(s): 21.7% us, 64.5% sy,  0.0% ni,  1.1% id, 12.7% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
Mem:   2074456k total,  2053192k used,    21264k free,      136k buffers
Swap:  4071852k total,     7776k used,  4064076k free,     7988k cached

 3544 root      25   0 1953m 1.9g 4224 R 96.1 96.4  10:01.61 lvm

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@morph-05 lvm]# rpm -qa | grep lvm

[root@morph-05 lvm]# lvchange --version
  LVM version:     2.01.13 (2005-07-13)
  Library version: 1.01.03 (2005-06-13)
  Driver version:  4.4.0

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  create 1500 lvs
2.  attempt to activate them

Comment 1 Jonathan Earl Brassow 2005-07-28 20:29:17 UTC
A little more detail:

LVM2 was used in its cluster capacity to create 1500 lvs on a VG that was not active.  After doing a 
'vgchange -ay', only 432 LVs were available.  'lvchange -ay' was tried - still 432 LVs.  Trying to activate 
an individual LV (lvchange -ay /dev/gfs/gfs1066) not only failed to activate it, but reported success.

clvmd was shutdown, and the locking_type was switched back to single machine.  This is when the lvm 
process grew out of control.

Comment 2 Christine Caulfield 2005-08-01 10:08:07 UTC
Reassign to agk as this doesn't seem to be cluster-related.

Comment 4 Alasdair Kergon 2005-08-08 19:06:43 UTC
See also bug 164197: I suspect the '432' limit may be related.

Comment 5 Alasdair Kergon 2005-08-08 19:18:46 UTC
Yes, fixing bug 164197 will get you past your '432' limit.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 164197 ***

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