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[linux-lvm] LVM2 development release 2.01.10



This is the first in a series of a development releases, version 2.01.10.

NB If you want stability, stick with version 2.01.09 until all
these changes have settled down.


As well as a few minor bug fixes, there are a few new features and 
some significant internal code changes.  Please use this mailing 
list to report any bugs you find.


Changelog:
  Don't create backup and archive dirs till needed.
  Reinstate full PV size when removing from VG.
  Support loopfiles for testing.
  Tidy lv_segment interface.
  pv_segment support.
  vgchange --physicalextentsize
  Internal snapshot restructuring.
  Remove unused internal non-persistent snapshot option.
  Allow offline extension of snapshot volumes.
  Move from 2-step to 3-step on-disk metadata commit.
  Scan ramdisks too and allow non-O_DIRECT fallback.
  Annotate, tidy and extend list.h.
  Alignment tidying.
  Make clvmd work around some "bugs" in gulm's node state notifications.
  Tidy clvmd's SIGHUP handler


New features:
  vgchange --physicalextentsize 
    - changes the PE size in a VG
    - only works if everything is already aligned so no data needs moving

  pvs --segments 
    (cf. the existing 'lvs -o +devices' )

  lvm.conf device/loopfiles
    - a list of existing files to use as if they were block devices
    - the list is in addition to the filtered list of block devices
    - only meant for testing purposes - avoids reconfiguring block devices

Alasdair
-- 
agk redhat com


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