[lfs-support] LFS-7.0 with LVM

Qrux qrux.qed at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 19:28:04 PST 2012


On Jan 29, 2012, at 7:04 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:

> Qrux wrote:
> 
>> If you're not testing kernel operations that handle bare-metal (e.g.,
>> physical hardware drivers), you can do FS-related testing (or
>> anything higher-level than the FS) even more easily (from a
>> disk-space perspective) with VMs.  
> 
> Wait for it.  Hopefully later tonight in BLFS.

Cool...

> 
>> The only case I see for needing to boot into LVM is for managing
>> partitions over 2TB, though it seems like parted could handle that
>> pretty easily (I can't verify; I'm a 32-bit fdisk fan).
> 
> BLFS does have parted, jfs, and xfs.  They will handle a 2T+ partition.
> 
> jfs will handle 32P partitions.
> xfs will handle 16E partitions.
> 
> T = 2^40 bytes
> P = 2^50 bytes
> E = 2^60 bytes

Not filesystem; those have been fine with 2TB+ for some time.  I was exclusively referring to the partitioner.  :)

	Q




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