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SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.18pre1
On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 12:05:03PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Since 2.2.17 isnt out yet I've released 2.2.18pre1 versus 2.2.17pre20. So
> > > you need to grab 2.2.16 then apply the 2.2.17pre20 patch then the 2.2.18pre
> > > patch of choice.
> >
> > Well, I'm asking again, as usual, are you planning to integrate
> > kernel-space NFSv3? I'd appreciate if you did.
>
> People would appreciate lots of things but stability happens to come first.
> Thats why its primarily focussed on driver stuff not on revamping the
> internals. Right now Im not happy with the nfsv3 stuff I last looked at and
> it seems to still contain things Linus rejected a while back.
>
> I'd love to have raid 0.90, nfsv3 and the new ide stuff in but I cannot see
> a path for that without breaking a supposedly stable product for other people
> which is simply not acceptable.

The big problem with the raid patches is that there is no way back for your
raid array, unless somebody adds a noconv modus to raidutils and support into
the kernel to keep the old super block version. It also requires tools
updates.



-Andi
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