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SubjectRe: LVM 1.0 release decision
On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 03:32:46PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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
>
> Please fix the binary incompatibility in the on disk format between the current
> code and your new release _before_ you do that.

?

The new code *can* automagically read and deal with 0.8 created VGDAs.
What are you refering too in detail here?


> The last patches I was sent
> would have screwed every 64bit LVM user.

Patrick is investigating here.

>
> A new format is fine but import old ones properly. And if you do a new format
> stop using kdev_t on disk - it will change size soon

We don't need it any longer in the PV struct.

In the LV struct we can change it easily, because we just need the minor
number which will nicely fit into the 32 bit we have.

>
> Alan

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