[linux-lvm] lvm on initrd

Luca Berra bluca at comedia.it
Mon Jan 26 16:55:01 UTC 2004

On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 09:10:07PM +0100, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
>Unfortunately this doesn't give any significant size drop:
>lvm staticly linked with uClibc and device-mapper lib with all features
>-rwxr-xr-x    1 misiek   users      555815 2004-01-25 21:05 initrd-lvm
>lvm staticly linked with uClibc and device-mapper lib using my patch above (so 
>only vgscan and vgchange functions available)
>-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       482428 2004-01-25 20:51 initrd-lvm
>How these sizes look with dietlibc?

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 308180 Jan 23 22:14 /sbin/lvm2-static*

Which is still very big, but reducing it will take significantly more

>Also some problems with lvm way of checking what command user wants based on 
>argv[0] came out:
>[root at arm misiek]# /sbin/initrd-lvm
>  No such command.  Try 'help'.
>It would be much better if when argv[0] is not known internally for lvm then 
>work as argv[0] = lvm.
unfortunately it seems done the other way around in lvm.c
i found it easier to add possible aliases for lvm in there

Luca Berra -- bluca at comedia.it
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