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SubjectRe: "layered" block devices and deadlock problems
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On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 01:13:11AM -0800, Andy Tai wrote:
> Hi, I have been trying to write a kernel driver for a
> "layered" block device, that is, a virtual device
> which sits on top of actual physical devices and
> redirects read/write requests to them.

There are three examples of this that you can look at: software raid
(drivers/md/md.c), LVM (drivers/md/lvm*.c), and the device mapper
(ftp://ftp.sistina.com/pub/LVM2/device-mapper). I'm biased so would
recommend starting with dm.c in device-mapper.

- Joe
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