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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM in the Linux kernel



Forwarded message from A James Lewis <james vr1-workhorse1 vrtx net>

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Where do I find an overview and/or examples of it's use?  how does it
co-exist with the RAID0145 patch?

I understand the reasons for not including anything new at this
stage...
RAID was very nearly included but I think we're going to wait for 2.4
now....

2.4 seems likley to be here in the next few months... so perhaps it's
best
to wait.

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Heinz Mauelshagen wrote:

> 
> Hi Ole,
> 
> Linus gets the LVM kernel patches since several months,
> he is aware of our petition (more than 1000 nice people on it 8*),
> he got triggered by Dirk Hohndel of SuSE several times
> 
> _but_
> 
> he didn't give any statement at _all_ directly to me or on any list 8*(((
> 
> IMHO the inclusion of LVM in the SuSE distribution will help a lot...
> 
> Regards,
> Heinz
> 
> 
> > Just one small question:
> > The current 2.3.x kernels do, to the best of knowledge, not
> > contain LVM. And isn't it so that Linus has closed the kernel
> > for new additions/features until the release of 2.4.0? I seem to
> > have read somwhere that it is now too late to get anything
> > radically new into the kernel, at least until development start 
> > on 2.5.x kernels. Am I mistaken, or does this mean that it will
> > be some time before we see LVM in a stable kernel? (The fact that
> > for instance S.u.S.E. is shipping a kernel with LVM support helps,
> > but can hardly be said to be satisfactory...).
> > 
> 
> 
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