[linux-lvm] LVM2 features

Kai Leibrandt k_leibrandt at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 15 11:01:10 UTC 2004

Hi John,

well, most things seem to be working, but snapshots, for me at least, work 
only on non-root partitions. If anyone has any hints if this is fixable, and 
how, please let us know!


>From: John Seifarth <lists at waw.be>
>Reply-To: LVM general discussion and development <linux-lvm at redhat.com>
>To: LVM general discussion and development <linux-lvm at redhat.com>
>Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] LVM2 features
>Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:15:07 +0200
>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 
>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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