Re: partitions for RAID volumes?

From: Matt Stegman (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 21:47:36 EST

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Neil Brown wrote:

> On Wednesday February 21, wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there any chance that RAID volumes would support partitions like the
> > hard-disk driver in the future?
> Yep.
> See:
> You would need patches H,I,N,O,P,Q,R, and you should consider this a
> very early release, but it works for me.
> ...
> Using this, I can RAID1 hda and hdc together as md0 == mda and then
> partition it up as mda1 (root) mda2 (swap) mda3 (other). And if I
> have too, I can boot off either drive individually with any raid
> happening.

Is there any particular reason to prefer this over LVM? With 2.4, LVM can
be a layer atop of software RAID, allowing for multiple volumes, online
volume resizing, and other cool things.

-Matt Stegman

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