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SubjectRe: [Patch 3/5] dm: make v4 of the ioctl interface the default
On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 08:18:25PM +0000, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 06:29:49PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > 'last few months' is extremely short for a migration path. Can't we
> > ditch the v1 interface in 2.7 and allow people to migrate slowly?
> People still using LVM2/device-mapper userspace components that
> don't support v4 really should upgrade them to fix some significant
> (unrelated) issues with those old versions.

The point is IMHO a different one:

Kill the v1 interface before 2.6.0 or in 2.7 .

It's never a good idea to remove something inside a stable kernel series
(e.g. the DRI support for XFree86 4.0 will never be removed from 2.4).

> Alasdair



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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