Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 7040
Oops when removing full snapshot
Last modified: 2006-12-05 08:32:32 UTC
Most recent kernel where this bug did not occur: 126.96.36.199 (only stable tested)
Hardware Environment: P IV, 3ware SATA controller, 1GB RAM
Software Environment: LVM
Problem Description: Invoking lvremove /dev/vg/snapshot when snapshot is full
(100% displayed by lvs in Snap% column) causes Oops in most cases. THe snapshot
can be removed after reboot.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a volume and a snapshot:
lvcreate -n lv -L 2G vg
lvcreate -s -n snap -L 128M vg
2. Write to the volume more than the snapshot size:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/vg/lv bs=1M count=256
3. Try to remove the snapshot:
lvremove -f /dev/vg/snap
Now you should see segmentation fault and an Oops. The snapshot still exists.
Created attachment 8848 [details]
dmesg with oops when removing a full snapshot
I found out that reversing this patch:
fixes the problem: I can remove the snapshot without Oops and everything works fine.
(to apply may require earlier snapshot patches listed in the series file)
I've applied the patch to my 188.8.131.52 (I had to do it by hand in some places)
and it resolves the problem. Thanks.
Would you try the following patch to see if it's sufficient?
--- linux-2.6.17.orig/drivers/md/dm-snap.c 2006-09-14 23:05:18.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.17/drivers/md/dm-snap.c 2006-09-14 23:15:29.000000000 +0100
@@ -691,6 +691,7 @@ static void pending_complete(struct pend
This simple patch also works.
OK. The fix is already in the queue for 2.6.19, but let's get that one line
patch queued for -stable.