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

On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 11:55:48AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> 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".

Definitely. This is what I was asking for. That would be optimal.

> Also, since this bug exists only for a limited number of users (only a
> subset of users who created volumes with beta 5 and beta 6), it causes
> grief for anyone who is NOT affected by the bug.

Agreed. I understand that here I am biased but I don't care much about
that possible misalignment too because we never shipped a beta[56].

> Well, that is the future, and should not impact users of 2.4.x kernels.
> Just like we found an acceptable workaround to the (incompatible) IOP 11
> change (which was later reverted), it is possible to find an acceptable
> workaround for the new incompatible change.  Sadly, it is no longer my



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