On Friday, 23 April 2004 at 14:47:30 -0400, synrat wrote: > On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: > >> On Thursday, 22 April 2004 at 11:32:22 -0400, synrat wrote: >>> >>> does vinum configuration need to be located >>> in the beginning of the drive after bootstrap or >>> is it possible to store at the end of the drive ? >> >> Currently it must be at the beginning of a drive. >> >>> the reason I ask is I only have 60kb available in the beginining and >>> the first partition is /. I should be able to shrink swap, which is >>> at the end of the drive, but I'm not sure I understand how vinum >>> stores it's configuration. Does there need to be a separate >>> partition for vinum that has at least enough space for >>> configuration, which doesn't overlap with anything else ? >> >> No, it's part of the drive. In Vinum terminology, a "drive" is a disk >> partition, the same one on which the subdisks are stored. >> >>> Is the rest of vinum partition supposed to overlap with everything >>> that I want to configure as a plex ( I'm talking about mirroring >>> exisiting partitions ) Or should there be 2 different vinum >>> partitions, one for configuration and another one for plexes ? >> >> I'd suggest you take a look at the documentation at >> http://www.vinumvm.org/cfbsd/vinum.pdf. It should clarify a number of >> things. >> >> And yes, in retrospect it was a bad idea to put the configuration at >> the front of the drive. > > Does all this mean that if I don't have ~133kb available > for Vinum in the beginning of the disk before my first ( root ) > partition, I can't use Vinum on that disk ?
Well, you would have to rearrange things. > or would it write half of the configuration in that first 60kb and > the rest in whatever other freespace I have ? No, it would write half the configuration in the first 66.5 kB and the rest of the configuration directly behind it, overwriting important things like the first two superblocks. > I admit this sounds like a joke :). It sounds more like a recipe for disaster to me. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html Note: I discard all HTML mail unseen. Finger [EMAIL PROTECTED] for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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