dm snapshot: improve documentation
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State Accepted, archived
Delegated to: Mike Snitzer
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Mikulas Patocka Dec. 2, 2015, 5:32 p.m. UTC
Regarding bug 1286898 - the documentation doesn't specify the requirement 
that the origin target must be suspended, so we should add this paragraph 
to the file snapshot.txt.

From: Mikulas Patocka <>

Add a node to snapshot.txt that the origin target must be suspended when
loading or unloading the snapshot target.

Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <>

 Documentation/device-mapper/snapshot.txt |    4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

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Index: linux-4.4-rc3/Documentation/device-mapper/snapshot.txt
--- linux-4.4-rc3.orig/Documentation/device-mapper/snapshot.txt	2015-12-02 18:26:34.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-4.4-rc3/Documentation/device-mapper/snapshot.txt	2015-12-02 18:29:10.000000000 +0100
@@ -49,6 +49,10 @@  The difference between persistent and tr
 snapshots less metadata must be saved on disk - they can be kept in
 memory by the kernel.
+When loading or unloading the snapshot target, the corresponding
+snapshot-origin or snapshot-merge target must be suspended. A failure to
+suspend the origin target could result in data corruption.
 * snapshot-merge <origin> <COW device> <persistent> <chunksize>