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[dm-devel] Re: Device mapper support for more than one target ?



Hey,

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 12:20 AM, Alasdair G Kergon <agk redhat com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:52:08PM +0530, Sandeep K Sinha wrote:
>> After looking at the complete implementation of device mappers, I
>> figured out that we can have more than one target for a mapped device
>> then why do we have a check for the number of target to be equal to
>> one , in dm_blk_ioctl ( ) in drivers/md/dm.c
>>
>> http://lxr.linux.no/linux+v2.6.27.10/drivers/md/dm.c#L337
>
> Because whether or not it makes sense to send any specific ioctl to more
> than one target in parallel depends on what that ioctl does.  When we
> added that code we said that we could add hard-coding for specific
> ioctls if the need arose, but so far it hasn't.
>
No, the philosophy should be that we send the ioctl's to the mapped
device and not to the targets underlying that mapped-device.

And doing so, I should be able to access the complete map that belongs
to that mapped device. If I implement an ioctl of my own and try to
serve it, the problem would be that it would never allow me to serve
it if has more than one target.

> Alasdair
> --
> agk redhat com
>



-- 
Regards,
Sandeep.





 	
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