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Re: [dm-devel] NetBSD libdevmapper port

On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 18:34 +0100, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 12:51:48PM -0400, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> > This suspend thing was a big misdesign and if you are writing it from 
> > scratch, try to avoid it.
> Despite how things might seem, we gained some substantial
> simplifications by doing things this way and I reject the term
> 'misdesign':-)  If writing this from scratch under similar time
> constraints, we would still handle this a similar way.
> But this suspend/resume mechanism was never intended to last as long as
> it has

Right, I remember we had technical discussions about it ~3y ago ;-)


>  - it was meant to be a stepping stone to a more-sophisticated
> transaction mechanism that we have still not found time to develop,
> mostly because this existing mechanism is "good enough" most of the
> time.
> Alasdair


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