Bug#510544: Installer/partition guide tried to use 500GB as swap
Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Friday 09 January 2009, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
>> The fix is to use kB units in calculating the free space:
>> free_size=$(vgs -o vg_free --units K --noheading --nosuffix $VG_name |
>> sed -e 's/\..*//g'
> I have committed and uploaded this change.
Thanks. This helps, but does not solve this bug, see below.
>> Now. If at the same time I scrap the whole kB scheme and stick to MB
>> as usual, the original problem disappears, too. With the attached
>> patch I get the following result, which I consider perfect:
> AFAICT that cleanup is also correct, but IMO it is not suitable as a
> last-minute change for Lenny.
I can accept this, but then this BR should not be closed, as the 1 TB
limit (which hit the reporter) remains. People with big disks can
still get huge swaps, as no LV can suck up more than 1 TB.
Sorry if I didn't manage to make that clear previously.