[linux-lvm] LVM2 features

John Seifarth lists at waw.be
Fri Oct 15 08:15:07 UTC 2004

Eric Hopper posted the query below last weekend, but I've seen no 
replies on the list.

I'm a happy Linux 2.4.x kernel user with LVM 1 for a couple of years 
now, with no problems and great reliability, on around 30 machines 
running various Slackware versions.

Eric's question is exactly what I'd like to know, before migrating 
these production machines to the 2.6.x kernel.

Should I wait? Should I worry? Do I have to buy a Redhat Enterprise 
to be sure I have magic patches from Redhat in the kernel for 
reliable LVM2 operation?

I'd really like to hear from the users and developers on this list 
before changing  systems that have been working fine.

Thanks to all,


At 20:26 -0700 9/10/04, Eric Hopper wrote:
>So, what features of LVM actually work in LVM2 if you have version
>2.00.15 of the tools, and version 2.6.8 of the kernel?
>Do snapshots work?
>Does pvmove work?
>Are there interesting and weird limitations people should be aware of?
>Are there things that are distinctly better about those features than
>their LVM1 equivalents?
>-- Eric Hopper (hopper at omnifarious.org  http://www.omnifarious.org/~hopper) --

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