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Re: [linux-lvm] LILO configuration for LVM "boot" filesystem



On Thursday 07 June 2001 23:52, Steve Wray wrote:
> > From: linux-lvm-admin sistina com
> > [mailto:linux-lvm-admin sistina com]On Behalf Of Steven Lembark
> >
> > > Tell me, what is wrong with having /tmp as a mount point
> > > for a LV?
> >
> > LV are generally slower than other types of storage.  Since the
> > boot partition is generally cyl 0 it's on the fastest storage
> > available (short of tmpfs).
>
> Proportionally, how much slower is it? 50%? 25%? 12%?
> less than 1% slower?
> Does it really matter?

See my Bonnie++ web page, particularly the ZCAV part.  The graph shows 
the start of the disk being ~80% faster than the end.  Try it out on your 
own drives!

This isn't an LVM issue, it's a disk geometry layout issue.

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