EVMS changes direction
Posted Nov 7, 2002 19:06 UTC (Thu) by job
Parent article: EVMS changes direction
But .. but ... EVMS offers more functionality than the in-kernel DM och MD do! (And these two overlap, because DM can stripe volumes as well -- so the rest of MD functionality really should be moved to DM as well.) The article mentions bad block reallocation but there's more in there. I don't think it's possible to implement this on DM. What about it?
Also, the in-kernel discovery is *very* nice to have (being a sysadmin) and it really simplifies booting. I guess the initramfs is good enough but then I want the partition discovery and such overly simple tools for logical volumes to be moved to userspace as well! This would require all kernels to be linked with an initramfs image, which doesn't really improve anything. Is the kernel really going this way, and why?
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