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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM and I2O



On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 11:27:59AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Heinz, you write:
> > _But_ in case a partiton is used to set up a Physical Volume it additionally
> > checks the partition type identifier to avoid accidents like overwriting
> > a native Linux partition.
> 
> This is "overly safe" and adds complexity to LVM.  There is no such safety
> check for mkfs or mkswap or fdisk or any number of other ways to destroy
> your disk...

That's obviously right ;-{(

If we drop the safety code in the LVM we will still have our officially
registered 0x8E LVM partiton type identifier which could even be missleading,
because the partition might be used for different purposes than beeing used
by LVM.

Other opinions?

-- 

Regards,
Heinz      -- The LVM guy --

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