1) Yes, LVM has undergone a LOT of changes.. The
current versions all are actually called ' LVM2'
That does suggest there was a LVM
LVM(1) was quite a bit different, it didn't even
need the device mapper !!!
2) There are so much dates and revisions, check the
ChangeLogs, and try and setup a CVS client for it, it has ALL the gory details,
with dates and all !!
ALL !! Even the tiniest change is in there
Beware, it is a LOT of information !!!
LVM is like any Opensource project, following quite
a few rules.. Check out wikipedia on it, and see when it has been added to the
main kernel as experimental, and when the experimetal tag as been removed. You
can check that out on kernel.org too !!
Okies, be warned.. learning about this, will take
time and effort on your side.. All information is there !!! You only have
to learn how to acces it !
There is no ready answer for your question in the
format you request it.
All the information is in the CVS. Learn CVS,
and it will give you all the answers..
Learn, and be happy!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 1:14
Subject: [linux-lvm] A Question About
I am a graduate student in the Department of Information
Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). I am doing
research in the area of software engineering. I would very much appreciate if
you could answer the following questions of mine:
1. I was wondering if LVM has gone under any major
restructuring/redesign initiative in its history. Restructuring/redesign
initiative can be defined as a concerted effort during a time period in which
major changes were applied to the code base to
improve software architecture/design
while little or no functional enhancement
2. If the project has gone under such an initiative,
then would it be possible for you to give the dates or revision/release
numbers that are "right before" and "right after" this structuring effort? I
would like to checkout the source code from the repository to compare
structural measurements that belong to "before" and "after" snapshots. Note
that the dates and revision/release numbers should be right before and right
after the initiative because I would like to be able to isolate and observe
the effects of this effort.
Your response will be very helpful in our research.
Thank you very much for your time in advance. I look forward to hearing from
P.S. This research is solely performed for academic
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