Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489136
Automatically grow logical volumes with user input as needed.
Last modified: 2009-09-04 13:38:17 EDT
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During installation, Anaconda can create logical volumes for most common partitions, but it will use remaining space for "/". Often it's nice to have "/home" on a separate partition, or sometimes less swap space is needed. Also, using up 100% of a PV means it's impossible to ever use LVM snapshots for anything.
It would be nifty if during installation there was an option to only allocate 10-15G of disk for "/" and leave the remaining free.
As a logical volume would approach being full, the system would automatically* pull from free LVM space and grow the filesystem up to a certain amount.
Either automatically, or with user interaction.
Seems to be an anaconda feature request...
It's partially anaconda, but also with hal and dbus. If there was free space available on a PV, hal+dbus+an applet could grow a LV as needed by the user, that way /home could be on a separate lv from / or /var/log and grow any LV as needed.
Just an idea. :)
The custom partitioning interface in anaconda allows you to leave free space available. You can even have it make the default partitioning scheme, then go in and shrink things down a little bit yourself to leave as much free space as you want. The rest of this RFE is definitely outside the scope of anaconda, though. I don't know where to move it to but it should definitely be opened against some other component that actually does things on the running system.