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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] dm-thinp: new device mapper target to thin provision storage



On 9/28/2010 4:49 PM, Heinz Mauelshagen wrote:
> 
> These are 2 new device mapper targets "thinp" and "thinp-dev"
> implemented in one module, which allow for thin provisioning of storage
> on a single host from a storage pool to an arbitrary amount of devices.

How is this different than snapshotting a zero target?

> +Create an ext4 filesystem on the thin provisioned device:
> +mkfs -t ext4 /dev/mapper/thinp1

FYI, that tends to spend a lot of time writing hundreds of mb of zeros
to the inode tables, allocating chunks from the backing store.  You
might want to add -E lazy_itable_init to stop that.


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