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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove LVM from 2.5 (resend)


On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, Andreas Dilger wrote:

> On Oct 02, 2002 23:46 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Absolutely - taking the core EVMS(say the core code and the bits to do
> > LVM1) and polishing them up to be good clean citizens without code
> > duplication and other weirdness would be a superb start for EVMS as a
> > merge candidate. The rest can follow a piece at a time once the core is
> > right if EVMS is the right path
>
> I actually see EVMS as the "VFS for disk devices". It is a very good
> way to at allow dynamic disk device allocation, and could relatively
> easily be modified to use all of the "legacy" disk major devices and
> export only real partitions (one per minor).
>
> You could have thousands of disks and partitions without the current
> limitations on major/minor device mapping.
>
> This was one of the things that Linus was pushing for when 2.5 started.

... and you don't need EVMS for that.

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