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    SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] LVM reimplementation ready for beta testing
    On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Heinz J . Mauelshagen wrote:

    > The LVM2 sofware no longer uses a particular driver which is just
    > usable for its own purpose.
    > It rather accesses a different, so-called 'device-mapper' driver, which
    > implements a generic volume management service for the Linux kernel by
    > supporting arbitray mappings of address ranges to underlying block devices.
    > Because this is a generic service rather than an application within the kernel,
    > it is open to be used by multiple LVM implementations (for eg. EVMS could be
    > ported to use it :-)

    Interesting concept, but something like the "smitZ" interface to RAID and
    sizing would be really nice to reduce training effort. Since IBM is
    pushing Linux, take this as a HINT.

    bill davidsen <>
    CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
    Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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