[linux-lvm] lvm RAID and segtypes... difference to MD?

Zdenek Kabelac zkabelac at redhat.com
Thu Jul 18 19:30:48 UTC 2013

Dne 18.7.2013 19:12, Christoph Anton Mitterer napsal(a):
> Hi.
> I just stumbled across that LVM nowadays also supports higher RAID
> levels?
> Is this "just" reusing the MD code... or is it a new implementation?


> Does using it provide any advantages (i.e. performance) other than using
> the same userland tools... and perhaps greater flexibility in where the
> PEs for a RAID come from (which may be pretty arbitrary with LVM, and is
> always some devices for MD)... not that I'd say that such "flexibility"
> is really useful.

yep stacking of LVs
However some other features available in mdadm are missing in lvm
(i.e. array reshape)

> Is there any larger documentation available on what happens with the
> RAID levels and the other segtypes? I couldn't find basically
> anything... I mean things like mirror/striped are probably clear... but
> free, error, etc.?



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