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Re: LVM on Linux

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Subject: Re: LVM on Linux
From: Florin Andrei <florin@xxxxxxx>
Date: 16 Jul 2001 14:21:33 -0700
In-reply-to: <20010716225418.G14564@vestdata.no>
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On 16 Jul 2001 22:54:18 +0200, Ragnar Kjørstad wrote:
> Even for highend RAID's there are lots of reasons to use LVM/EVMS:
> * load balancing across multiple scsi-channels (not implemented yet)
> * Dynamic partitioning
> * Volumes spanning multiple physical devices
> * snapshotting.
> Basicly handling this is software adds a lot of flexibility.

But how about performance?
Aren't these things supposed to be handled by the hardware?
It's the same thing as for soft vs hard RAID. Hard should be faster
(but, yeah, soft is easier to play with).

Florin Andrei

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