[clug] partition tables in memory

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Wed Apr 27 01:50:02 GMT 2005

On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:15:35AM +1000, Kim Holburn wrote:
> >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.


You mustn't have made Ted Ts'o's tutorial at linux.conf.au.

He said any problem can be solved in Computer Science with an extra layer of
indirection :-)



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