Large FOSS filesystems, was Re: [Beowulf] 512 nodes Myrinet cluster Challanges

Warren Turkal wt at
Thu May 4 12:13:24 PDT 2006

On Thursday 04 May 2006 12:36, Michael Will wrote:
> Can you use LVM to do mirroring and striping at the same time, or do you
> need to use
> software raid1 below LVM for that?
> When having multiple chassis, the risk is that a chassis goes down and
> that part of a striped
> LVM can affect the whole filesystem, going offline and if the drives
> became corrupted for some
> reason, it can have corrupted all of your data. If you used mirroring
> between two physical volumes
> on two enclosures and then stripe across those mirrors, you could
> mitigate that.

You might check out EVMS.

Warren Turkal, Research Associate III/Systems Administrator
Colorado State University, Dept. of Atmospheric Science

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