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From: "Elaine C. Sharpe" <elaine@×××××××××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] LVM (Was: the best filesystem for server: XFS or JFS (or?))
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 19:08:06
Message-Id: 20110326190630.GA2406@gaurahari
1 In linux.gentoo.user, you wrote:
2 > Elaine C. Sharpe wrote:
3 >> In linux.gentoo.user, you wrote:
4 >>
5 >>>
6 >>> Yep, I read about others having problems and loosing data.
7 >>>
8 >>> Dale
9 >>>
10 >>> :-) :-)
11 >>>
12 >> You can read about others having problems and losing data with pretty
13 >> much every bit of software ever coded. *Lots* of people are not particularly
14 >> competent and write horroe stories or bad reviews without bothering to
15 >> mention the errors they made which actually caused the problem.
16 >> I see evidence of that on this very list daily. So IMO your method is
17 >> a bit suspect. :)
18 >>
19 >>
20 >
21 > The opposite can be said too. I seem to recall hal working for a lot of
22 > people but for me, it was a miserable failure and forced me into a hard
23 > reset.
24 >
26 So, if your method doesn't really work very well but you invert it and
27 see that then it doesn't work well either that validates the original choice?
28 :)
30 > Just because something works for most people, doesn't mean it will for
31 > everyone either. If you lose data, it doesn't matter. LVM just adds
32 > one more layer of something to go wrong. Me, I don't need the extra
33 > risk of having a system that doesn't boot and a loss of data. I'm sure
34 > there are a lot of people that see it the way I do too. They just don't
35 > need the extra risk.
36 >
38 Using the least number of layers of abstraction you can get away with is
39 a perfectly valid criteria. What I was pointing out was that informal
40 polls of users with a sad story to tell is not a very effective way to
41 conduct research. People say all kinds of things that just aren't true.
43 --
44 ...she kept arranging and rearranging the rabbit and kind of waving to it. I decided, "this is the person I want to sit next to".


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Re: [gentoo-user] LVM (Was: the best filesystem for server: XFS or JFS (or?)) Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>