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Re: [linux-lvm] Kernel-2.4.15pre6



On Nov 20, 2001  16:14 +0000, Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 11:12:18AM -0800, Petro wrote:
> > > If you want to do snapshots of reiserfs (and, I think, ext3) then
> > > you will still need the VFS lock patch yes.
> > 
> >     Is there any indication that this patch will make it in to the
> >     official kernel at some point? 
> 
> I don't know is the honest answer. It's Chris Mason's patch, we just
> distribute it for convenience of LVM users, I don't know if (or how many
> times!) he's tried to submit it for inclusion.

A couple of times, I think.  It may be that it didn't go in the last time
because of the "block-device-in-pagecache" fallout, and VM changes keeping
Linus busy.  I think Marcello will get a _huge_ backlog of patches sent at
him.  Whether this will mean it is easier or harder to get changes in, I
don't know (he may want to stay in "maintenance mode" only, and push all
changes to 2.5 kernels, but hopefully not for well tested changes like this).

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/




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