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    SubjectRe: Device-mapper submission for 2.4
    Joe Thornber wrote:

    > On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 11:15:08AM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
    >>I believe 2.6 is the right place for the device mapper.
    > So what's the difference between a new filesystem like XFS and a new
    > device driver like dm ?

    One thing you're missing is that after all, XFS has existed longer than
    dm. Hell, XFS existed before 2.4 did (in a Linux form, I'm not talking
    IRIX now).

    XFS is also a new filesystem as you said but DM is meant as a
    replacement for other functions, not strictly as an additive.

    // Stefan

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