ReiserFS on a Linux mail server

Craig Ringer craig at
Tue Jan 20 09:43:22 EST 2004

Mike O'Rourke wrote:
> Please see this thread:

Speaking of which, I think I've found the solution to the snapshot 
issues. It appears that Sistina distribute a patch in the LVM sources to 
fix this problem, but Red Hat (at least in version 8) don't include the 
patch in their kernels. As a result, their kernels support LVM but have 
problems taking snapshots of volumes containing journalling filesystems.

You can get the patch from the LVM sources at 
( ). It's called 
LVM/1.0.8/PATCHES/linux-$VERSION-VFS-lock.patch in the LVM tarball. I'll 
be trying it on the server at work once I've tested it on my home 
machine, but I thought I'd let you folks know now in case it's of use.

Off we go...

Craig Ringer

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