Partitioning FC11 ??
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Jul 20 16:26:03 UTC 2009
On Monday 20 July 2009, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
>Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net> 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
>> 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
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