[linux-lvm] SuSE/LVM boot problem
ak at suse.de
Wed May 31 16:18:03 UTC 2000
On Wed, May 31, 2000 at 06:13:08PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Andi Kleen schrieb:
> > >
> > > - lilo needs to understand about lvm and use the lvm provided ways to
> > > get physical mappings.
> > That's complicated. Someone did a similar hack for RAID0, but LVM is more
> > complicated than MD RAID0. Better just supply the real block numbers to lilo
> > and rerun it as needed (LVM could warn about it)
> Don't use lilo, use grub. I'm trying to implement lvm support in grub. The idea
> is that grub should read the first lvm on each pv. This first lv must be only on
> this pv. (and have a special name, eg lv_root, so grub can find it)
Limiting to the ``first LV'' sounds ugly. When you read the first, is it
that hard to read the second (and allow arbitary names) ?
> > >
> > > - the kernel needs to be able to reconstruct enough of the lvm
> > > descriptors to mount / at boot time.
> The kernel should know about all lvm descriptor and the /etc/lvm* should only be
> used for pvcreate an similar programs.
And who maintains that ? Using linuxrc and the normal LVM tools makes much
more sense IMHO. Just say no to kernel bloat.
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