[CentOS] not using LVM for Linux VM guests?

Thu Nov 17 16:53:31 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Thu, 17 Nov 2011, Jon Detert wrote:

> One thing I do avoid, however, is partitioning the virtual disks that might
> need to grow.  This is because of the pain described in part below.  The
> kernel often seems to have a hard time letting go of it's view of the
> partition table - either i have to umount the partition, or reboot.
> However, if i use the disk unpartitioned, the kernel has no prob, and I can
> *extend and/or resize*fs without umount or reboot.

I think that's the main message to take away from this.  There's no obvious
benefit of having partitions over having whole disks.