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Re: Bonehead Move, LVM



Michael A Peters wrote:

LVM allows easy resizing of partitions, something you can not safely do
with ext2 partitions without LVM. LVM avoids the need to completely back
up and restore a drive because the average user was not psychic enough
to know how things should be laid out to be space efficient 2 years post
install.

LVM allows you to leave lots of unused space so that you can use it
where you need it when you need it without having to fuss with mount
points and figuring out how to make the mount points integrate most
effectively into your file system.

This is true, but it's a curious thing: these cures are for diseases caused by fragmenting the storage space into fixed closed partition-subworlds in the first place. You can get the same joy in your life by just having a single fully sized / partition and none of this complex stuff piled upon constricting stuff delivering nothing going on.

LVM has its uses, but since most machines I actually touch are laptops nowadays, it has no use at all in that scenario -- once you realize that you can "fix" your partitioned storage headaches by tossing your 1980's style partitions completely. Just say "no" to the "Real Admins Use Partitions" merchants.

-Andy


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