[linux-lvm] Re: [PATCH] 2.4.25--pre4 VFS lvm_snapshots

Greg Freemyer freemyer-ml at NorcrossGroup.com
Thu Jan 8 13:42:02 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 11:12, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 04:51:49PM +0100, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
> > hi,
> > 
> > This patch is necessary to be able to mount snapshots of journalling
> > filesystems. It was flying around lvm for long time, years!!.
> > And LiNUX distributions bring it, Red Hat at least since 7.x.
> > So, it should be sure.
> The patch still doesn't get better by that.  And even if it was this
> would clearly be a feature for 2.6, not 2.4.
I have not started looking at 2.6 yet, but somehow I assumed it would
already have the automatic freeze invocation logic in it.

Too bad that it doesn't, but with 2.4 and XFS I initiate the freeze from
user space and don't depend on the patch being installed.  

I assume all of the various filesystems have a way to invoke the freeze
from userspace.  If so, this patch is a nicety, not a neccesity.

Greg Freemyer

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