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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM 1.0 release decision

On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 04:06:17PM +0200, Adrian Phillips wrote:
> >>>>> "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.

It could be 2.4.5 *or* it could even be multiple 2.4 releases.
Depends on the patch integration time needed.

>     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 :-)

You did.

> Sincerely,
> Adrian Phillips
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