On 2020-07-01 23:04, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 11:01 pm, Roberto Ragusa
> The real solution would be to make wise usage of LVM, for example by not
> allocating 100% of the extents at the beginning (or even dm-thin) and/or
> using filesystems where a shrink is supported (I'm here blaming xfs
> for not having this, while ext4 has).
Leaving space unallocated doesn't gain us anything because the user still has to
manually resize both logical volumes and the partitions inside them. Our default needs to
be something that doesn't require users to resize partitions.
But those are things that can be done in a few seconds with one or two commands.
Attempts to make easy things easier lead to making other things difficult:
some not so inexperienced users will find themselves with their disk having only one
big partition, no LVM, everything inside (system+data) and trying to decipher the
suggestion found on a forum "with btrfs you can sort of format / without losing
even if you do not have separate partitions".
Roberto Ragusa mail at robertoragusa.it