Bug#721578: debian-installer: LVM + ZFS fails to work
On 02/09/13 02:38, Dan Greene wrote:
> In the installer:
> Did guided partitioning using LVM, with seperate /usr, /home, /tmp, and /var.
> Choose "Configure ZFS", configuring /usr, /hone, and /var to use zfs.
That's not a sensible setup, by the way. Only a single partition is
needed to form a ZFS 'pool', and then ZFS allocates its own 'logical
volumes' (usr, home, var...) out of that.
So, ZFS more or less replaces LVM functionality. Maybe there ought to
be a 'Guided partitioning using ZFS' option...
That's not to say it absolutely cannot work. I'm not sure. There could
be a valid use case if someone merely wants to try ZFS and dual-boot it,
if their entire disk is already LVM. What does work well is using LVM
logical volumes as virtual hard disks for a Xen or KVM guest for example.