Lots of partitions? what for?
Posted Jul 18, 2008 22:08 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Lots of partitions? what for?
Parent article: Block layer: integrity checking and lots of partitions
The point is you can do that with LVM instead of partitions. Slice each disk (which is a PV and VG) into 14 LVs, make 14 RAID5 volumes out of those, assign those PVs to VGs, ...
I've always hated partitions; even before LVM existed I knew a stacked device driver was a cleaner way than having partitioning intelligence in the lowest level of kernel disk management code and a weird minor number interpretation scheme.
Originally (pre-Linux), partitions were actually in a layer
beneath the kernel and that made sense for the problems that had to be solved at that time. But inside Linux, LVM (or anything else layered on top of the physical device) is the cleaner way to go.
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