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SubjectRe: [PATCH 000 of 5] md: Introduction
On Sat, Jan 21, 2006 at 01:13:11AM +0100, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
> On 2006-01-21T01:08:06, Heinz Mauelshagen <> wrote:
> > > A dm-md wrapper would give you the same?
> > No, we'ld need to stack more complex to achieve mappings.
> > Think lvm2 and logical volume level raid5.
> How would you not get that if you had a wrapper around md which made it
> into an dm personality/target?

You could with deeper stacking. That's why I mentioned it above.

> Besides, stacking between dm devices so far (ie, if I look how kpartx
> does it, or LVM2 on top of MPIO etc, which works just fine) is via the
> block device layer anyway - and nothing stops you from putting md on top
> of LVM2 LVs either.
> I use the regularly to play with md and other stuff...

Me too but for production, I want to avoid the
additional stacking overhead and complexity.

> So I remain unconvinced that code duplication is worth it for more than
> "hark we want it so!" ;-)

Shall I remove you from the list of potential testers of dm-raid45 then ;-)



Heinz -- The LVM Guy --


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