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SubjectRe: Device-mapper submission for 2.4


On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Joe Thornber wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 11:15:08AM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > I believe 2.6 is the right place for the device mapper.
>
> So what's the difference between a new filesystem like XFS and a new
> device driver like dm ?

Expected question...

XFS is a totally different filesystem from the ones present in 2.4.

As far as I know, we already have the similar functionality in 2.4 with
LVM. Device mapper provides the same functionality but in a much cleaner
way. Is that right?

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