[linux-lvm] thin-provisioning-tools not part of lvm?

Joe Thornber thornber at redhat.com
Fri May 17 14:49:06 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:27:19AM -0400, Phillip Susi wrote:
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> Why are helper programs required for lvm to use thin provisioning
> volumes not part of the lvm source package?

a) Because the whole point of device-mapper is it doesn't tie you in to a
single volume manager.  Unfortunately EVMS doesn't seem to be
developed any more, so LVM2 has become the defacto choice.

b) Because the LVM2 codebase is too big and riddled with closely
coupled code that means making any changes takes forever.

- Joe

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