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Re: [linux-lvm] booting w/o initrd

there are some good ideas here, i will only point the problems.
On Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 02:25:37PM +0100, Ulf Bartelt wrote:

> And when bringing the system down, LVM can be stopped cleanly because the 
> root filesystem is only addressed via the partition alias.

add mirrored LV to the equation and you'll obtain a mess.

> But what if ...
> ---------------
> ... you want to resize the root?
> It is not much more complicated to do this compared to booting via initrd.
> Even when booting via initrd, you cannot resize the root while it is
> mounted. So this way is not responsible for the main problem in resizing 
> the root.
it is, you are adding one more constraint, that the root must
be contiguous. enjoy pvmoving things around (if you have 2 disks)
btw you can resize a mounted filesystem, and i hope this wil become
standard practice.

what's the problem with initrd, just look at it as a very big
__initfunc(), just easier to debug.


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