Partitioning FC11 ??

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Mon Jul 20 16:26:03 UTC 2009

On Monday 20 July 2009, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
>Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at> writes:
>> Because I have lost entire installs when running lvm 3 damned times.
>Are you sure it was lvm3 instead of say screwed up disk I/O?
No  Wolfgang, lvm and/or lvm2, on 3 separate occasions.  Sorry I worded that 
poorly, I had smoke coming out of both ears when I read, and wrote that reply.

>My gripe with lvm3 is more philosophical -- it provides a silly service,
>namely allowing me to combine the failure modes of all of my disks and
>if any one of them fails, my FS is toast.  I just put a separate lmv3 on
>each disk (in passive-aggressive fashion) and ignore that lvm is there.
>(And yes, I did learn the hard way too when a 600Gig filesystem spanning
>3 Seagate 200G disks developed an intermittent controller card on one of
>the disks.)
>> You (speaking generally) all thought it was hilarious when they decide
>> to remap all the drives with the next iteration of the kernel and
>> everyone using tar for backups needs to run 5-7 sessions the next day
>> to restore order & get a fresh level 0 on everything.
>I did quite a bit of head scratching figuring that one out too.
>> Yeah, I know, this IS fedora, and we are supposed to bleed for the
>> community good.  If I'm going to bleed, I want it to be something
>> stupid _I_ did.
>I guess my philosophy is the other way around.  If I'm going to trip
>over a bug, I'd really prefer for it to be something some other person
>has already entered into bugzilla.  It pays to be a sheep -- in the
>center of the herd. ;-)

I'd druther learn that _I_ did something stupid, so I don't do that again. :)
OTOH, if its already in bz, and a fix promulgated, then it isn't really a 
problem if it doesn't destroy something.  Unforch, lvm and the device mapper 
have been a royal PIMA to me with lots of collateral damage, so I simply don't 
do that, cuz it feels so good when I stop. :)

I don't see myself as the sheep in the middle, never have been in 74 years.  
I'm the canary in the coal mine, or the shepard with a long hook maybe.  Sorta 
goes with the age I am I guess.

>Wolfgang S. Rupprecht              Android 1.5 (Cupcake) and Fedora-11

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
The NRA is offering FREE Associate memberships to anyone who wants them.

The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak.
		-- Wavy Gravy

More information about the fedora-list mailing list