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SubjectRe: Device-mapper submission for 2.4
On Wed, Dec 10 2003, Joe Thornber wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 05:30:01PM +0000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> > On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >
> > > Arguments akin to "But XFS got merged, surely we can to" don't hold
> > > up one bit. Should be obvious why.
> >
> > Its not about a /new/ feature, its about an existing feature which is
> > incompatible between 2.4 and 2.6.
> >
> > I dont really care whether its done via forward or backware compat.
> > (but why was LVM1 removed from 2.6?)
>
> 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. The main reason for submitting dm to 2.4 was

Great, so then there's zero reason to merge it in 2.4.

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