[linux-lvm] Actual status of LVM in stock kernel

Heinz Mauelshagen mauelsha at ez-darmstadt.telekom.de
Mon Nov 15 12:14:22 UTC 1999

> On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Heinz Mauelshagen wrote:
> > Dirk Hohndel (THX Dirk!) supported me by talking to Linus in person
> > about 5 weeks ago. He convinced Linus to be open to include the LVM 
> > in the stock kernel (good idea(tm)) and asked me to send a patch
> > for 2.3.x directly to Linus.
> > 
> > I did but didn't get any answer from Linux within a couple of days.
> Hi Heinz,
> I just wanted to say that I'm still here using the LVM-2.2.11 patch on
> kernel 2.2.13 without problems. Occasionally I resize an lv and filesystem
> just for fun! Great feature! Thanks again for what has proven itself to be
> some pretty solid code!

THX 8*)

> Regarding getting your LVM into the stock kernel. I think we should try to
> keep a _little_ pressure on Linus just to let him know we are here (and
> waiting). I say this because I remember Linus saying that he does tend to
> give more attention to the folks who make the most noise (eg. the Apache
> folks). I am not saying we should pester him, just don't let him forget
> about us. I sent him a few emails back when the petition was being started
> and I realize that they most likely went unnoticed.

Automatic delete after beeing not read for 2 days 8*(

> I do not have any great
> ideas about how this should be done,

Maybe somebody out there has a good idea.

BTW: LVM will be in SuSE 6.3 and that will hopefully help us a lot!
     (THX to Volker Wiegand, Dirk Hohndel and others at SuSE)

> other than you keep sending him
> patches to the latest dev kernel until he replies one way or the other.


> By the way, what 2.3 kernel was the patch that you have sent him against?


> And are you going to make that patch available on your site?

Sorry, simply was too busy.
Will provide it soon...

> Shane
> Humble Linux and LVM user




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