[SM-Discuss] lvm and device-mapper
ladislav.hagara at unob.cz
Mon Nov 10 10:06:09 EST 2008
I have just updated lvm to 2.02.43 in test grimoire and found out that
sources of new device-mapper 1.02.29 have been merged into lvm 2.02.43
From ftp://sources.redhat.com/pub/dm/README_CODE_MOVED :
This directory is no longer being updated.
Starting with LVM2 release 2.02.43, the device-mapper files are now included
with the LVM2 releases (in ../lvm2).
You can build device-mapper from that tarball without building LVM2.
10th November 2008
I have no idea how log they will support installing device-mapper
without building lvm.
What to do?
1) Deprecate device-mapper, always install default lvm with device mapper.
2) Update device-mapper to use sources of lvm, fixed lvm spell not to
install device-mapper (no idea how difficult it is).
3) Deprecate device-mapper spell and update lvm spell to ask user if
install only device-mapper or device-mapper with lvm.
4) Merge device-mapper and lvm spells into device-mapper-lvm spell and
ask user if install also lvm?
I am probably for 1, it is upstream.
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