Building common tools to manage file, LVM and hardware features

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One Line Summary

The session will detail a design and progress towards getting a unified way to manage common features like snapshots, growth, shrinking for file systems and files.


We currently have a wealth of ways to implement sophisticated file and storage system features. Snapshots and growing a file system can be done at the file system level, via the LVM or done internally by a storage array.

At the Linux Storage and File system (LSF) summit, we discussed a need to have a common way for users to manage these features regardless of the level that functionality is implemented. This talk will give an overview on a design for doing this and give an update on what has been done and still needs doing.

The goal is to have a multi-level discussion that will bring in developers at all levels of the stack and users.


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  • Ric Wheeler

    Red Hat


    Ric works at Red Hat as the manager and architect of the file system team. He has extensive experience in storage and file systems after spending ten years at EMC in its Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Group’s Research Institute and four years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system.

    In the distant past, Ric worked on the original MOSIX process migration system at Hebrew University’s distributed systems laboratory. For the past ten years, he has been active in the Linux file system and IO world where he helped organize workshops, inform open source developers about high end storage and helped advance the robustness of the Linux IO & file system stack.