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Re: LVM not fit for default

On Sunday 24 December 2006 04:22am, Joachim Frieben wrote:
> > First of all I have experienced the same "no help hell" with lvm when
> > it crashes. (not if, when) I had FC3 installed on my Compaq R3000
> > Series notebook, default settings, except for package options. Ran
> > that for about three weeks. I reinstall testing out new distros quite
> > a lot, so I don't worry about backing up the entire system, and
> > something happened with the system, the kernel panicked  when it
> > couldn't find a root FS. Same problem as andy.
> >
> > Basically All I'm trying to say is that yes it fails sometime, no it
> > is a cool thing to have, but either give us some tools on default
> > install/rescue disc to combat the issue, or take it out unless the
> > system detects a RAID array.
> >
> > Thanks guys,
> >
> > Chris
> Come on, "FC3" got released *three*years* ago,

FC1 was released in November of 2003, just after RHEL3 (October 2003).  FC3 
was released in November 2004.  Last I checked 2006 - 2004 = 2 years ago.

> so it's not appropriate to 
> make an argument out of this for discussing today's maturity of "LVM". Btw,
> I have been using "LVM" exclusively for 3 years now [exact, since I first
> installed "FC3"], and I have never ever had any trouble with it at all.
> Maybe you encountered a hardware problem?

Likely in my mind.

BTW, I've been using LVM on all my notebooks and workstations since FC1/RHEL3 
and have been using it on all my servers for nearly 7 years.

I've never encountered a problem that couldn't be fixed with the LVM commands 
other than outright hardware (i.e. storage) failure.
Lamont Peterson <lamont gurulabs com>
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