USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - USENIX 99
The Vinum Volume Manager
Greg Lehey, Nan Yang Computer Services Ltd.
The Vinum Volume Manager is a block device driver which implements virtual disk drives. It isolates
disk hardware from the block device interface and maps data in ways which result in an increase in flexibility,
performance and reliability compared to the traditional slice view of disk storage. Vinum implements
the RAID-0, RAID-1 and RAID-5 models, both individually and in combination.