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Re: [linux-lvm] Swap/DB devices



Hi,

On Thu, 15 Apr 1999 09:18:49 +0100, Martyn AYSHFORD orange co uk said:

> I'm in the process of re-jigging all the file systems to sit in volume
> groups.

> a) Can I setup swap to run from a volume group is it a good idea?

Should work OK.

> b) I have  database devices running in cooked file systems for Oracle,
> Sybase and Informix.

> Vendor recommendations for sybase and Informix are normally raw, here we
> carve our database devices from HP volume groups is this a good idea for
> linux?

We have raw IO under development: look on

	ftp://ftp.uk.linux.org/pub/linux/sct/fs

for my latest snapshots.  This should be usable by any of the
commercial databases, and we have Linus's approval in principle for
this mechanism of implementing the raw transfers.

--Stephen


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