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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM 1.0 release decision

On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 08:48:19PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Fri, 11 May 2001, Steven Lembark wrote:
> > for my part running the system i'd rather have the "production"
> > LVM and kernel releases in sync and not have to worry about it.
> > if i need a beta/inter-version release then i'll deal with the
> > extra issues.
> Agreed.  If the in-kernel LVM cannot be trusted, I really
> don't see why Sistina would ever want to associate its name
> with something broken?

Rik, that's not an issue at all and sorry, it doesn't help either!

With the help of community contributors we *do* provide the most recent
code with as few bugs as possible at www.sistina.com/lvm as we always did.

Everybody could and can get it from there and established LVM users continue
to do it this way.

OTOH we need a lot of time now to get smaller patches into vanilla.

Therefore we kindly asked for community oppinions to help the situation.

Unless a bigger LVM patch to vanilla is accepted, we need to spend a lot of work
on providing those smaller chunks of patches which distracts us a lot from
other work.

Don't tell me that this is all our fault; 
this wouldn't *help* to fasten the process either!

A little trust to accept a bigger patch *and* to sort pending issues
out with the help of the community afterwards is a valid approach IMO to
get faster to the point of an updated vanilla LVM driver than with the
tiny patches approach.

Linus, Alan et al.: maybe you could think about it again and
                    accept one larger LVM patch. Thanks.

> I think it would be better for everyone (users, Sistina's
> corporate image and Linux) to get something stable into the
> kernel before sending out the press release ;)
> (after all, a version number change is just a one-liner patch
> away ;))
> regards,
> Rik
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