[Mageia-dev] time to switch from raw partitions to lvm?
misc at zarb.org
Mon Feb 21 10:19:29 CET 2011
On Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:51:31 +0200, P. Christeas wrote:
> On Sunday 20 February 2011, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
>> What do you think about switching from defaulting to installing on
>> partitions to lvm
>> installing on LVs like fedora does ?
> I vote against that. (=to be enabled by default)
> LVM is fine for "enterprise" setups, or better, installations where
> (expert) admin will need to resize/move partitions in the future.
> But, for
> simple machines/users, the complexity of having LVM is IMHO not worth
We often see people coming at the lug who have issue of having "not
space on their home", and who want to resize their partition. Of
course, they work around by using
various adhoc system ( like mounting external disk and so on ), but I
think it would be much nicer
for them to be able to resize it easily ( and not by using a livecd ).
> (remember also that on all *nix OSes, you can just add a partition,
> move some
> files like /usr/share/doc into it and then mount it on
> /usr/share/doc, thus
> freeing /usr of some space. No LVM, no virtualization, no ZFS
This seems to me quite complex, when compared to a graphical interface
a disk ( as would diskdrake or palimsest be ).
And of course, that's also something that was tried at Mandriva, with
the unfortunate problem
of "svn full" and "mirror full" problem from some years ago. I am not
sure that allowing this
kind of hack to perpetuate "because it worked on my computer so it
would work on my server" is
a so good idea. ( on the other hand, if people do unclean stuff, I
will have less effort to keep my job
or to take their )
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