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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] LVM reimplementation ready for beta testing
On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 05:16:27PM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> 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.

Hint is to user interface only or to in kernel ones as well?

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

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Regards,
Heinz -- The LVM Guy --

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