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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] dm: Do not open log and cow device read-write for read-only mappings

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 02:14:57PM +0100, Milan Broz wrote:
> > But it doesn't fix the read-only snapshot issue and I guess there will be
> > the same problem with read-only MD code too.
> > (so the 2) issue here

So, the problem is caused by dm opening members rw even for ro
devices, right?

> I am not sure if this is complete fix... note that:
> - what happens during mirror resync and read-only log?
> - for COW, it there situation we need to update header in read-oly mode? (invalidated snap?)

But if the underlying device is marked ro, dm shouldn't update it at
all. The device should be opened ro and ro policy should be enforced.



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