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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM 1.0 release decision



>>>>> "Heinz" == Heinz J Mauelshagen <Mauelshagen sistina com> writes:

    Heinz> As most of you probably know, we've got criticism a couple
    Heinz> of weeks ago about our Linux kernel patch policy causing
    Heinz> the LVM vanilla kernel code to differ from the one we
    Heinz> release directly.

    Heinz> In order to avoid this difference we provide smaller
    Heinz> patches more often now.  We have started already with a
    Heinz> subset of about 50 necessary patches.

    Heinz> Even though we get kind support from Alan Cox to get those
    Heinz> QAed and integrated, the pure amount of patches will take
    Heinz> at least a couple of weeks to make it in.

Uh, presumably you're talking 2.4 here. Seeing as each new 2.2 release
has a good number of weeks in between it would be not worth delaying
a LVM release because of that, and the same would seem to go for 2.4
as well as it becomes more stable.

    Heinz> This leads to the dilemma, that trying to avoid further
    Heinz> differences between our LVM releases and the stock kernel
    Heinz> code would force us into postponing the pending LVM 1.0
    Heinz> release accordingly which OTOH is incovenient for the LVM
    Heinz> user base.

Just release 1.0 with patches to a certain base 2.4.4 and 2.2.19 and
when 2.4.5 comes out with all the LVM patches init you just mention
that 2.4.5 has all the relevant patches.

    Heinz> In regard to this situation we'ld like to know about your
    Heinz> oppinion on the following request: is it acceptable to
    Heinz> release 1.0 soon *before* all patches to reach the 1.0 code
    Heinz> status are in vanilla (presumed that we provide them with
    Heinz> our release as we always did before)?

This is assuming I've actually completely understood what you're
talking about :-)

Sincerely,

Adrian Phillips

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