[Nottingham] LVM and load balancing and ReiserFS

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Sat Oct 27 20:34:37 BST 2007

Charles Samuels wrote:
> - They only manufacture one size of disk drive these days, 500GB or more. The 
> ones that have too many bad sectors get remapped and sold as as high as they 
> can make it (400, 300, 250, whatever).


> Out of curiosity, why is LVM so popular? Software RAID on linux (md) is really 
> easy to use and incredibly reliable as well, and it also can do striping and 
> mirroring.

Considering the overlap in functionality, that's my thought also.

Anyone any ideas?


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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