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Re: [linux-lvm] Automatically GROW an LV to max size



On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 05:23:46PM -0800, Tracy R Reed wrote:
> I'm the system administrator for MP3.com. I talked to some Sistina
> developers who visited the office a year or so ago but don't recall
> their
> names now, sorry. One if the things I asked for in LVM (and would still
> like to see) is a switch to create an LV that is as big as the remaining
> disk space available. 
> We have a redhat based kickstart install that sets up a basic / and then
> creates an LV out of the rest of the disk. Currently we have hard coded
> the size of the remaining disk but it would be really slick if we could
> just pass an option to lvcreate which would just create an lv with the
> most space possible. 
> Right now if we ever install on anything other than one of our standard
> 36G disks we have to delete the lv that was made and resize it or if the
> disk is smaller than 36G the hard coded lvcreate size will fail due to
> lack of space. 
> There's got to be a cleaner way to do it.

    It's been almost a year since I was inside kickstart, but you should
    be able to customize the script to read the remaining disk space,
    then call lvcreate with a variable.

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