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Re: [yast-devel] High level notes about new storage API
On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 08:59:52AM +0200, Josef Reidinger wrote:

You can mount a device at several mount-points. With btrfs this
is even standard, see

Yes, I know that device can have multiple mountpoints, but here is
logic reverse. It said that one mount point can have multiple devices
( or filesystem like used here ) which is at least for common usage
without overlapper layered mount points not possible.

It is possible, although likely stupid:

cat /proc/mounts
/dev/mapper/system-abuild /mnt ext4 rw,relatime,commit=600 0 0
/dev/mapper/system-giant--xfs /mnt xfs rw,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota 0 0

So the API must be able to handle the situation. Or do you prefer
an exception during probing?

get_ancestors is the base function in Device and thus is not
specially named for filesystems. Otherwise the name is standard,

Yes, name make sense if you know that it is tree structure, but it is
inside POV, as user I try to read what api said to me and it said "get
me ancestors for given filesystem" which is a bit confusing and require
to know that filesystem is device and devices is stored in tree
structure and then you understand what code want you to say.
So more specialized call like
filesystem->get_device() or get_partition ( even if I know that disk
can be partitionless) can be more friendly for reader of code.

The example in does something special: It checks whether
the filesystem *somehow* is located on a LVM logical volume. This
is still the case even if first on the logical volume is an
encryption device and then the filesystem.

If you just want to know which block devices the filesystem is
directly located on use filesystem->get_blkdevices().

1) I can do such API review for all examples in example directory if it
make sense for you

Not yet or in other words the examples are not use-cases.


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