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Re: Advanced parted idea

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Advanced parted idea
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 05:47:35 +1100
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Hi Serguei,

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 09:38:52PM +0300, Serguei Tzukanov wrote:
> Imagine some block driver that have properties as follows:

It's called device-mapper (in LVM2 ;)

> Now the steps then somebody wanna change layout of the disk.
>   boots off special aparted CD-ROM that automagically setups vhd;
>   do normal fdisk /dev/vhd as she wish;
>   do normal moving of data;
>   do remapping;

I don't follow
> This method allows not just convert/resize/move filesystem but
> also can split the filesystem (e.g. move grown /usr/local out of /usr).

I can see how LVM2 can help, but I don't see the connection to the
previous paragraph...

> And now the question:
> Would you like this ability in parted?

Of course... I've been busy on other issues ATM, but I certainly
think this is worth doing.

It requires a lot of communication with the OS... so I think
we'll need to extend PedArchitecture a fair bit.  I wonder how
easily this whole process can be abstracted.


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