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Re: parted/LVM for ET [Re: [Libvir] Storage manager initial requirements and thoughts



"Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> How important do you guys think having LVM support will be to ET projects?
>> And when will you need it?
>
> For my point of view, as former sysadmin, virtualisation and LVM are
> such a natural  fit for each other that I can hardly imagine _not_
> provisioning new virtual servers from space in a VG.
>
> I did look at the API for libparted a few months ago (actually from the
> rather ancient released version on gnu.org) and it didn't look to me
> like there was any way to express LVM notions through the API, so I
> guess this will require a lot of new API calls and structures?

Exposing all of the LVM command-line tool functionality via an API will
involve a *lot* of work.  I'm hoping we can get by with a small subset.

> Some more open question to everyone else:
> Do we need Python bindings?

About two weeks ago, I heard that someone started working on
hand-crafted Python and C++ bindings for parted.


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