[clug] partition tables in memory
ncunningham at cyclades.com
Wed Apr 27 02:09:07 GMT 2005
On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 11:50, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> 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 :-)
I did a cool presentation that used fuse to help with reconstructing a
raid array. That was a case where Ted was right :>
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