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Re: [linux-lvm] Swap/DB devices



> 
> On Thu, 15 Apr 1999 16:24:10 METDST, Heinz Mauelshagen
> <mauelsha ez-darmstadt telekom de> said:
> 
> > There is a raw device patch available by Stephen Tweedie.
> > IIRC it will make it into the 2.3 kernel (what do you say Stephen?).
> 

On Fri, 16 Apr 1999 21:43:48 +0100 (BST), Stephen Tweedie
<sct redhat com> said:
>
> That's the plan; Linus has approved it in principle.
> 
> > LVM has to be enhanced a little bit to support that patch.
> 
> I'm curious: why?  I would have thought that LVM should support any
> requests coming in through ll_rw_block already.
> 

It's simply a matter of userland (lv_create_node() and friends in lvmlib)
to create the LVM 'raw' device specials.
Only regular buffer cached device specials are created up to 0.6.

Regards,
Heinz

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