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[dm-devel] Re: [2.6.23 PATCH 13/18] dm: netlink



On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 18:19:20 -0500
Matt Mackall <mpm selenic com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 02:27:12PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 22:01:37 +0100
> > Alasdair G Kergon <agk redhat com> wrote:
> > 
> > > From: Mike Anderson <andmike us ibm com>
> > > 
> > > This patch adds a dm-netlink skeleton support to the Makefile, and the dm
> > > directory.
> > > 
> > > ...
> > >  
> > > +config DM_NETLINK
> > > +	bool "DM netlink events (EXPERIMENTAL)"
> > > +	depends on BLK_DEV_DM && EXPERIMENTAL
> > > +	---help---
> > > +	Generate netlink events for DM events.
> > 
> > Need a dependency on NET there?
> 
> It's really sad to make DM dependent on the network layer.
> 

Yes, it would be somewhat sad.  However one can presumably continue to use
DM, just without "DM netlink events".

But that probably means that one will not be able to use the standard DM
admin tools without networking.  Maybe there will remain alternative but
cruder ways to get things done?


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