Re: [Evms-devel] Re: [linux-lvm] Re: [lvm-devel] [ANNOUNCE] LVM reimplementation ready for beta testing
Arjan van de Ven (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 1 Feb 2002 04:55:18 -0500
On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 12:52:11PM +0000, Joe Thornber wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 01:52:29PM -0600, Steve Pratt wrote:
> > Joe Thornber wrote:
> > >On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 10:03:40PM +0000, Jim McDonald wrote:
> > >> Also, does/where does this fit in with EVMS?
> > >EVMS differs from us in that they seem to be trying to move the whole
> > >application into the kernel,
> > No, not really. We only put in the kernel the things that make sense to be
> > in the kernel, discovery logic, ioctl support, I/O path. All configuration
> > is handled in user space.
> There's still a *lot* of code in there; > 26,000 lines in fact.
> Whereas device-mapper weighs in at ~2,600 lines. This is just because
> you've decided to take a different route from us, you may be proven to
> be correct.
There is one thing that might spoil the device-mapper "just simple stuff
only" thing: moving active volumes around. Doing that in userspace reliably
is impossible and basically needs to be done in kernelspace (it's an
operation comparable with raid1 resync, a not even that hard in kernel
space). However, that sort of automatically requires kernelspace to know
about volumes, and from there it's a small step....
Arjan van de Ven
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