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Re: [dm-devel] Latest dm-userspace kernel code



From: Dan Smith <danms us ibm com>
Subject: Re: [dm-devel] Latest dm-userspace kernel code
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 08:46:10 -0700

> FT> I thought that dm-userpsace supports a feature to map a single
> FT> request to multiple devices for kinda raid. For that, I guess that
> FT> struct dmu_msg_map_response includes several sets of dst_maj and
> FT> dst_min. Or you might use 'linked' dmu_msg_map_response, which
> FT> enables a user-space daemon to send multiple dmu_msg_map_responses
> FT> for one dmu_msg_map_request (if a dmu_msg_map_response is marked
> FT> 'linked', dm-userspace module clones the bio and does not free
> FT> struct the dmu_request).
> 
> Hmm, I had not planned to implement this kind of behavior, but I can
> see the benefit.  I think it would be best to focus on performance for
> now and add that capability later.

As I said before, once the code is merged into mainline (hopefully),
you cannot touch dm-usersapce.h. So at least, you need to have a
proper kernel/user interface for possible features.

OK. Let me work on this.


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