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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM

LVM Listmembers:

The how-to is not clear on certain issues:

(a) should ReiserFS support be compiled into the kernel or be a module?
(b) Should LVM support be compiled into the kernel or be a module?
(c) If you use LVM support as a module or in the kernel how does this effect the need or configuration of the initrd?

it's better to have them compiled in ,

Someone told me I don't need initrd, if its built in the kernel, no?

it's not needed for software RAID, IBM's EVMS (still alpha status) and is on the to-do list of lvm
( i have read this in the previous messages)
but as of today you need initrd for the binaries for activating the VG's and LV's

Very Respectfully,

Stuart Blake Tener, IT3, USNR-R, N3GWG Beverly Hills, California
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 4:26 PM

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-lvm-admin sistina com [mailto:linux-lvm-admin sistina com]On Behalf Of Andreas Dilger
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 4:21 PM
To: linux-lvm sistina com
Subject: Re: [linux-lvm] LVM

On Sep 12, 2001 15:41 -0700, IT3 Stuart B. Tener, USNR-R wrote:

I am curious what version of lilo in fact supports ReiserFS tails. I am running Mandrake 8.0, and using the lilo supplied therewith, and have been booting a / partition as ReiserFS (with tails I believe, how do I check?).

At least version 21.6+ support reiserfs tails (maybe earlier, I don't know). You should be able to verify with "strings /sbin/lilo | grep -i reiserfs". What it does is unpack the tail on any kernel/initrd files so that LILO can map the blocks directly. In a way, it is strange that this is needed, since I thought tails only applied to files < 64kB or similar...

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert

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