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SubjectLVM 1.0 release decision

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

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

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

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

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

We'll gather your answers for some days and will send the conclusion
to the lists.

Thanks for your support!


Heinz -- The LVM Guy --


Heinz Mauelshagen Sistina Software Inc.
Senior Consultant/Developer Am Sonnenhang 11
56242 Marienrachdorf
Germany +49 2626 141200
FAX 924446
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