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Re: [linux-lvm] lvcreate distributed extent option



On Sat, Nov 30, 2002 at 10:24:06AM -0500, toby wrote:
> "ZECHA,HOLGER (HP-Germany,ex1)" wrote:
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > what do you mean with
> > > How about striping with the strip size equal to that of a logical extent?
> > 
> > Can you give an example for the lvcreate command.
> > 
> > The reason to do this is to distribute the disk I/O accross all disks. the
> > logical extent 1 is on disk1, logical extent 2 on disk 2 and so on.
> > This means during read of logical extent 1, the heade of the second disk can
> > already be moved to prepare to read logical extent 2.
> > 
> > This allows us to do more I/O's per second
> > 
> > Holger
> > 
> 
> 
> Once you create a striped lv, you cannot extend it by adding more disks. Current
> lvm version anyway.

That constraint doesn't exits any longer in LVM2/device-mapper
using the new LVM2 ondisk metadata format.

> 
> I wanted mine to be more flexible, so I first made a software raid set then made
> the pv on top of the raid. That was in Jan this year. Last week I doubled the
> size by adding another software raid set. I expanded two of the ext3 formatted
> lvs in the process.
> 
> Perhaps not the fastest system in terms of throughput, but quite convenient to
> resize.
> 
> 
> -tkb
> 
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