On 02/23/2011 04:37 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
And I'd like to counter-counter-propose that we just stop using ANY kind of
subvolumes or volume management by default and just default to plain old
partitions. IMHO, LVM causes more problems than it fixes. Sure, you can
easily add storage from another disk, but in exchange there's no
straightforward way to resize your partitions, at least none of the common
partition editors can do it. There's also a performance penalty.
This subvolume nonsense has no real place on any home computer/consumer
On 02/23/2011 06:38 PM, James Ralston wrote:
1. Separate LVM logical volumes can help mitigate consumption-based
For example: if /tmp and /var/tmp are separate LVM logical volumes,
then a runaway/malicious process cannot fill up the entire filesystem
merely by filling up /tmp or /var/tmp.
Could someone please explain to me what the average "home" user has for
a ridiculous amount of partitions?
For the sake of brevity... I already understand the encrypted volumes
argument... but I still fail to see why /tmp, /var/tmp/, /opt, /usr, etc
need to have their own partitions.
The more complex a system is... the more likely it is to fail.
Having more than 3 partitions on ANY system other than production
servers seems foolish at best.
To have it as default on a modern operating system is nothing short of
Lyos Gemini Norezel