Plans for BTRFS in Fedora
cmadams at hiwaay.net
Wed Feb 23 20:08:08 UTC 2011
Once upon a time, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org> said:
> You can't move PVs.
What do you think pvmove does?
> You need a separate /boot.
That's needed for more than just LVM (and probably won't go away, as it
is a lot simpler to handle a single method in the installer).
> If you use more than one
> disk then it adds significant fragility to the boot process.
How does it do that (any more than any other multi-disk setup)?
> It slows
> down booting.
Cite numbers? It was slower early on, but it goes right by now. I
don't doubt it adds some time (of course), but I don't see it being any
> It provides some functionality that's hugely useful in a
> small number of cases, and in every other case it just makes your life
> more complicated.
For most, it doesn't make things any more complicated (because they
never touch it). I'd say that LVM is useful in a growing number of
> btrfs does the former without anywhere near as much of
> the latter.
Oh, I don't object to btrfs and having the basic volume management in
the filesystem layer. AdvFS on DEC Unix was great in that respect. I
object to your painting of LVM aw "awful".
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
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