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SubjectRe: [PATCH 000 of 5] md: Introduction
On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:26:01AM +0100, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
> On 2006-01-23T10:44:18, Heinz Mauelshagen <mauelshagen@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> > > Besides, stacking between dm devices so far (ie, if I look how kpartx
> > > does it, or LVM2 on top of MPIO etc, which works just fine) is via the
> > > block device layer anyway - and nothing stops you from putting md on top
> > > of LVM2 LVs either.
> > >
> > > I use the regularly to play with md and other stuff...
> >
> > Me too but for production, I want to avoid the
> > additional stacking overhead and complexity.
>
> Ok, I still didn't get that. I must be slow.
>
> Did you implement some DM-internal stacking now to avoid the above
> mentioned complexity?
>
> Otherwise, even DM-on-DM is still stacked via the block device
> abstraction...

No, not necessary because a single-level raid4/5 mapping will do it.
Ie. it supports <offset> parameters in the constructor as other targets
do as well (eg. mirror or linear).

>
>
> Sincerely,
> Lars Marowsky-Brée
>
> --
> High Availability & Clustering
> SUSE Labs, Research and Development
> SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - A Novell Business -- Charles Darwin
> "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

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Regards,
Heinz -- The LVM Guy --

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