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Re: [linux-lvm] Re: *** ANNOUNCEMENT *** LVM 1.0 available at www.sistina.com



Andreas,

On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 11:55:48AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Sorry, I don't get the list email anymore, despite it telling me I'm
> subscribed (may be my fault, I don't know), please reply to l-k where
> I know I will see it.

Your mail is broken, I have tried to mail you many times over the last
few weeks from different email addresses and different ISP's.  Other
people have been trying too.  Did you notice a time when it suddenly
went quiet ?

> Saying you "need" the old versions of the installed tools to read the
> on disk data is bogus, IMNSHO.  You could easily have a flag which says
> "calculate the PE offsets using the old algorithm or the new algorithm".
> This could easily be keyed off of the presence/absence of the new
> pe_offset field in the pv_data struct on disk, and whether or not you
> actually have the misaligned PEs in the first place.

That assumes you have just two alternatives, this is not the case.

> When I talked to them last, the IBM EVMS folks didn't have any such
> problems correctly reading either the old (possibly offset) or new
> layouts with the same driver.

Then they don't understand the problem, though hopefully by the time they
release people will have migrated to the new format.

- Joe


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