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SubjectRe: Device-mapper submission for 2.4
On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Joe Thornber wrote:

>
> The LVM1 driver was removed because dm covered the same functionality
> + lots more, and is more flexible. The LVM2 tools still understand
> the LVM1 metadata format, so there is no problem about not being able
> to read data in 2.6.

So I was right. Well, if back compatibility works, this solves most of the
problem.

> The main reason for submitting dm to 2.4 was
> that there are a lot of people out there who want to use LVM2/EVMS
> tools with 2.4, and kept asking me to do it. If this is against
> Marcelos current policy then so be it; I probably should have checked
> with him before spamming lkml with the submission.

This is a good point, but patches are available, so those people can stil use
it, am I wrong?

Luigi

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