create metadata from DMRAID

Heinz Mauelshagen mauelshagen at
Thu Jun 28 09:11:10 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 03:38:32PM -0700, Fang, Ying wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm going to provide a function to create isw metadata and looking for a
> better approach as I have two choices: add the function in dmraid or an
> application running on top of dmraid. The pro of the former one is that
> the function will be eventually included in dmraid and distributed by
> RedHat while a stand along utility may not be maintained well in the
> future. The con is the acceptance of my implementation as the current
> source code hasn't set up much ground work on this function yet. I'm
> concerned if I can fulfill the task in a month. I'm looking forward to
> your advice. 

Of course the earlier is the preferred choice, because it'll leverage the
code to be suitable for other metadata format handlers as well.

I you've got such time constraint, you may be forced to go for an
interim stand alone tool and we'll migrate the code essentials into
dmraid later...


> Thanks,
> Ying 

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