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Re: [linux-lvm] Re: [repost] Announce: Linux-OpenLVM mailing list



Casey writes:
> What is the EVMS project? Is this just improvements to LVM, or something
> entirely different?

EVMS is a new project which is designed to work with a number of "LVM"
on-disk formats.  It is relatively new, but intends to support (via
modules) on-disk formats from the current LVM, MD RAID, IBM OS/2 and
AIX LVM, potentially HP/UX LVM, etc.  It is a more modular implementation
than the current LVM code, and allows additional stacking of modules to
handle encryption, device merging, multipath, etc.

It will not (AFAIK) be a complete re-implementation of all of the current
kernel code for MD, partitions, etc.  Rather it will incorporate much of
the existing code into a new framework.

You can find out about it at:
http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/evms/

Just so people don't get the wrong impression, this isn't a new project
started because of the mailing list issues.  It was launched last year,
and Heinz, myself, and a lot of other kernel developers have provided
input to the project.

Cheers, Andreas
-- 
Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/               -- Dogbert


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