Posted Nov 1, 2012 20:55 UTC (Thu) by johannbg (subscriber, #65743)
Parent article: Fedora and LVM
And this is just plain wrong
"The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCO) took up this issue and brought it to a vote on October 30. Full consensus was not to be found there either, but, in the end, FESCO voted in favor of the change back to the pre-F18 default. So, unless something gets derailed somewhere, the Fedora 18 will, like its predecessors, install and use LVM by default."
I brought it to their attentions since this was brought up *after*'we were in freeze and we in QA had been doing all our testing and decisions based on ext4 being the default filesystem.
The reason "Full consensus was not to be found" was because all the fesco members were unable to respond to that ticket in the time it was needed so once the majority was achieved we moved on.
If the newUI would have continued to offer users to hash or unhash lvm when the default partitioning was chosen ( as it did in F17 ) this discussion would never have taken place in the first place .
Having lvm as an default also destroys the ability for users to boot directly from an ext4 partition without initramfs which was entirely left out from "lvm as an default" discussion...