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Re: Support for reading LVM volumes

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: Support for reading LVM volumes
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 23:16:35 +0200
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At Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:48:41 +0200,
Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 August 2006 13:30, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > > I'm going to work on adding support for LVM to grub-setup now. That's
> > > the last remaining thing in my SoC project.
> >
> > This is done now. This means I've finished all the things for my SoC
> > project. What I've written is a raid module that is able to read RAID
> > arrays and LVM module that can read LVM volumes, so GRUB is able to
> > read files (GRUB modules, kernels, etc) from RAID/LVM. Grub-setup has
> > code that detects that the GRUB root is on a LVM or RAID device and
> > will embed GRUB after the MBR. It will set the prefix so that the GRUB
> > kernel can find the rest of the modules and configuration files.
> >
> > Any comments, bug reports, etc. are welcome. :-)
> You are marvelous! It was very painful for me to filter out applicants for 
> SoC, but you got rid of my pain of sin. :)

Thanks. :-)
> I think the rest is technical documentation. Could you summerize how it works 
> in brief? You can use the wiki or whatever else as you wish.

I've linked it from the FrontPage. Feel free to ask question or to
modify the page to add things if I forgot anything.

> BTW, are you planning to write an article about your work (e.g., 
> free software magazine, etc.)?

Not really, I'm afraid there isn't really that much exciting to
tell. Maybe I will write down my knowledge about the RAID and LVM disk
structures, because currently the only documentation is the source

Jeroen Dekkers

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