[LUNI] Partition question
Keith T. Garner
kgarner at kgarner.com
Thu Mar 7 09:41:01 CST 2002
On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 08:15:30, Martin Maney said:
> On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 12:47:32PM -0600, Martin Maney wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 11:39:14AM -0600, Keith T. Garner wrote:
> > > If other partitions on that disk are being used when you make that new
> > > partition you must reload. Its one of those "the parent resource is busy"
> > > kinda things.
> > I'll have to test that later. It just might fit, but I'm not positive.
> It's what Keith said. I must have started mkfs (with -c, to keep it
> harmlessly busy in hopes if catching it before it should do anything
> untoward) on the partition that I'd deleted to make space for the others,
> and didn't notice that it picked up that obsolete (and rather larger)
> partition's specs. I guess it's been so long since I was doing any
> post-setup partitioning *on* *an* *active* *drive* that I've completely
> forgotten about this.
> Okay, Keith, I'm buying it. It helps that I did get the warning message on
> the retest, though I'd swear I did not get that last time.
I haven't really looked into *why* it is, but its been my experiance over
the years. Good to have it verified :)
> Hmmm, what about LVM? <ssh, poke, prod...> Right, not being a low-level
> physical device partition there's no reason a logical volume should be
> subject to that silly limitation; nor does it seem to be so restricted. I
> am really liking this LVM stuff!
Actually, I don't know how it would work in an LVM. I would assume when
you add a new logical volume it should be instant as that has been the
case on other LVM systems that i've used. Especially considering you're
more creating a partition on "software" then on hardware, I think it
I'd move over to an LVM on a few of my machines, if it didn't require
the headache of having to back everything up and blow it back out.
Next time I set a machine up from scratch, I guess.
Keith T. Garner kgarner at kgarner.com
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certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. --Bertrand Russell
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