Re: Why side-effects on open(2) are evil. (was Re: [RFD

Alan Cox (
Sun, 20 May 2001 20:41:49 +0100 (BST)

> Why are LVM and EVMS(competing LVM project) needed at all?

I prefer to think of it the other way around

> Surely the same can be accomplished with
> * md
> * snapshot blkdev (attached in previous e-mail)
> * giving partitions and blkdevs the ability to grow and shrink
> * giving filesystems the ability to grow and shrink

How about 'partitions are in inferior legacy form of LVM'

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