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Re: [linux-lvm] Writing forward compatible applications using /proc



On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 07:50:23PM +0200, Ragnar Kjørstad wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 09:14:02AM +0100, Joe Thornber wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 03:04:18PM +1200, Mark van Walraven wrote:
> > > On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 08:07:02PM +0100, Joe Thornber wrote:
> > > > I would much rather see people wrapping the tools than using liblvm, in fact
> > > > liblvm will probably disappear in the future.
> > > 
> > > I think it is a bad idea to eliminte liblvm.  Shared libraries are much
> > > easier use to use from programs.  For example, it is much easier in a perl
> > > script to use zlib than to run gzip as a subprocess in a bulletproof way.
> > 
> > I'm just worried about the interface to liblvm changing and breaking
> > tools.  Let's wait a bit to see where experimental goes, and then see
> > how much the library had to change.
> 
> I don't understand why the library interface would need to change more often than the command
> line interface?

Because we will change the ioctl interface to the kernel to be a lot simpler
and the library will reflect this.

The CLI will stay stable though.

> 
> 
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