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SubjectRe: [Patch 3/5] dm: make v4 of the ioctl interface the default
On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 12:45:11AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> 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).

Agreed, we'd like to do it before 2.6.0.

- Joe
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