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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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