[dm-devel] [RFC] Message ioctl direct to device

Daniel Phillips phillips at redhat.com
Fri Jul 9 19:55:49 UTC 2004

On Friday 09 July 2004 14:58, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> I won't accept further changes to the dm-ioctl interface until we've
> worked out how we're solving the multipath issues.  [The OLS multipath
> BOF is the target for getting this done.]  I don't want to see
> dm-ioctl turn into an incoherent mass of single-application ioctls.

I'll be happy to jump into analyzing the multipath problem if invited.  
Meanwhile, I'll just include whatever patches I need in the target 
patch so people can test against mainline.  There will be several 
months of that before we need to worry about stable internal 
interfaces.  As far as LVM2 goes, you will never need to worry about 
the details of the device mapper interface, it's hidden behind user 
space utilities.



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