On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 01:38:05PM -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
Define "awful". I make use of it all the time on home and
desktops and even my notebook computer. It makes it easy to reassign
disk space from purpose A to purpose B (it would be easier if there was
a way to shrink a mounted ext3/ext4 FS, but that's a hard problem).
Logical volumes for virtual machines perform better (and virtualization
is something becoming more common on the desktop for compatibility).
You can't move PVs. You need a separate /boot. If you use more than one
disk then it adds significant fragility to the boot process. It slows
down booting. It provides some functionality that's hugely useful in a
small number of cases, and in every other case it just makes your life
more complicated. btrfs does the former without anywhere near as much of
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