Re: [PATCH] Device-mapper submission 6/7

From: Joe Thornber (
Date: Thu Oct 17 2002 - 03:05:52 EST

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 11:59:05AM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> This is a _new_ addition, so from our perspective we want to get it
> right(tm) and change things now. I know this differs from your
> perspective, but that's really a different context and [bluntly] doesn't
> matter.
> Adding ioctls now and then removing them later is a software engineering
> no-no. Save everyone lots of headache and ditch them now.

I'm forced to agree with you, but have a couple of concerns:

Is there anyone out there who is going to argue against using an fs
interface when I submit it ? Speak now or forever hold your peace !

If dm now misses the feature freeze deadline due to this extra work,
is it going to be possible to still place it in 2.5 at a later date ?
(dm with an ioctl interface is better than no dm at all).

- Joe
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