[linux-lvm] LVM in the Linux kernel

Heinz Mauelshagen mauelsha at ez-darmstadt.telekom.de
Tue Nov 30 16:03:59 UTC 1999

Hi Ole,

Linus gets the LVM kernel patches since several months,
he is aware of our petition (more than 1000 nice people on it 8*),
he got triggered by Dirk Hohndel of SuSE several times


he didn't give any statement at _all_ directly to me or on any list 8*(((

IMHO the inclusion of LVM in the SuSE distribution will help a lot...


> Just one small question:
> The current 2.3.x kernels do, to the best of knowledge, not
> contain LVM. And isn't it so that Linus has closed the kernel
> for new additions/features until the release of 2.4.0? I seem to
> have read somwhere that it is now too late to get anything
> radically new into the kernel, at least until development start 
> on 2.5.x kernels. Am I mistaken, or does this mean that it will
> be some time before we see LVM in a stable kernel? (The fact that
> for instance S.u.S.E. is shipping a kernel with LVM support helps,
> but can hardly be said to be satisfactory...).



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