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Re: [linux-lvm] where do i find the device mapper/LVM2 documentation?



On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 12:09:01AM +0200, Debian User wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 11:49:59AM +0100, Joe Thornber wrote:
> > On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 12:27:48PM +0200, Jon Bendtsen wrote:
> > > Joe Thornber wrote:
> > > >On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 11:26:22AM +0200, Jon Bendtsen wrote:
> > > >
> > > >>Hi there, i'm looking for documentation for the device mapper/lvm2 in 
> > > >>the linux 2.5/6 kernel.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >i) Enable dm in the kernel config.
> > > >ii) Install libdevmapper from the latest device-mapper release at 
> > > >www.sistina.com
> > > >iii) Install LVM2 tools.
> > > >
> > > >There is more documentation in the device-mapper and LVM2 packages.
> > > 
> > > i downloaded devicemapper.?.98?.tar.gz or something (the latest one) and 
> > > i dont find much documentation in that, though i have looked into the 
> > > INTRO file i didnt find others that from name appeared to be documentation.
> > 
> > What exactly do you want to know ?
> 
> How it is built up. Detailed information explaining to me how i can expand
> it, stuff like that. The LVM1 howto has a part that describes how the LVM1
> is built up piece by piece, Physical Volumes, Physical Extends, ...

LVM2 uses the same model, the difference is it uses dm to implement
it.  Read the dmsetup man page for more info on how dm works.

- Joe



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