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Re: [linux-lvm] Newbie question



On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 08:01:13PM +0200, Luca Berra wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 01:12:00PM +0200, Heinz J. Mauelshagen wrote:
> > > Another question is the boot stuff, what is better? compile LVM as a module
> > > and use inird or compile the kernel with built-in LVM support?
> > 
> > It doesn't make a difference if you go for the module or the build in driver,
> > you need to have an initrd today anyway to activate your VGs at boot time.
> > 
> > We are working on boot time recognition of VGs in the driver which will vanish
> > the initrd. That will be in a post 1.0 version of the Linux LVM.
> 
> is this still worthwile since i read Linus in thinking of a new way
> to handle initrd (appending a tar file to a kernel image and populating
> a ramfs with it) and moving many _init code that now bloats kernel
> to userspace.

Yes, we do move the functions to read metadata into the LVM kernel code
because we need them in the cluster case anyway.

> 
> Regards,
> L.
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