[clug] partition tables in memory

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Mon Apr 25 01:15:35 GMT 2005

On 2005 Apr 25, , at 10:38 AM, Andrew Pollock wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 05:02:42PM +1000, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> Just to make this clear,
>> The normal method of making swap is AFAIK :
>> 1) make a partition,
>> 2) run say:
>>    mkswap /dev/sda8
>> 3) then:
>>   swapon /dev/sda8.


> This is why God invented LVM...

Don't get me started ;-)  Slowness in volumes mounted from an nfs 
server using LVM may be a contributing cause of the problems with this 
system that makes it require more memory.  In any case, God didn't 
invent LVM, it's an attempt to fix underlying problems with hardware 
and maybe a good idea, I always thought it was a good idea, it's just 
the implementation is lacking something.  Adding yet more layers of 
indirection doesn't always help, especially in a system with hundreds 
of users.  Also there is no reason to use LVM on system partitions in a 
system disk, it would just invite problems.  I'll shut up now.

> regards
> Andrew
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