[linux-lvm] Reserve space for specific thin logical volumes

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Mon Sep 11 10:55:11 UTC 2017

Zdenek Kabelac schreef op 11-09-2017 12:35:

> As thin-provisioning is about 'promising the space you can deliver
> later when needed'  - it's not about hidden magic to make the space
> out-of-nowhere.
> The idea of planning to operate thin-pool on 100% fullness boundary is
> simply not going to work well - it's  not been designed for that
> use-case

I am going to rear my head again and say that a great many people would 
probably want a thin-provisioning that does exactly that ;-).

I mean you have it designed for auto-extension but there are also many 
people that do not want to auto-extend and just share available 
resources more flexibly.

For those people safety around 100% fullness boundary becomes more 

I don't really think there is another solution for that.

I don't think BTRFS is really a good solution for that.

So what alternatives are there, Zdenek? LVM is really the only thing 
that feels "good" to us.

Are there structural design inhibitions that would really prevent this 
thing from ever arising?

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