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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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