Bug 185533 - dump of LVM snapshot intermittently causes system hang
dump of LVM snapshot intermittently causes system hang
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alasdair Kergon
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Reported: 2006-03-15 11:24 EST by James Leafey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: U3
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Last Closed: 2006-03-15 11:36:02 EST
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Description James Leafey 2006-03-15 11:24:54 EST
Description of problem:
Backup procedure creates an LVM snapshot of a filesystem, then uses dump to
backup the snapshot to a file on another filesystem.  This process
intermittently (perhaps once a week) causes a system-wide hang.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
    Kernel 2.6.9-22.0.2.EL

How reproducible:
Intermittent, not easily reproducable.

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Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2006-03-15 11:36:02 EST
Please try the update 3 kernel - there've been some fixes to the snapshot code.

If you still see problems, reopen and get diagnostics using the sysrq facility
with 't' and 'm' etc.  [see Documentation/sysrq.txt in the kernel source]

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