[linux-lvm] *** ANNOUNCEMENT *** LVM 1.1-rc1 available at www.sistina.com

AJ Lewis lewis at sistina.com
Fri Mar 15 14:52:01 UTC 2002

Hi all - Heinz is unavailable, so I'm sending this out for him:

LVM 1.1-rc1 release candidate supports both version 1 and 2 of the metadata.

This is not meant to be used on production systems!

There's *no* need to run any metadata update tools.

Please test this release candidate and feed back results to the linux-lvm
list in order to help us to release 1.1 ASAP.

A tarball is available now at


for download (Follow the "LVM 1.1-rc1" link).

Changes to LVM 1.1-rc1 include:

o volume group quorum support is in enabling optional activation of volume
  groups (vgchange -qn) in case at least one physical volume out of many is
  still accessable enabling retrieval of data in logical volumes allocated
  on the accessable devices

o vgimport supports importing by volume group name rather than requiring
  a physical volume list

o creation of metadata backup files in /etc/lvmtab* and metadata archives in
  /etc/lvmconf/ is now optional to help saving space for eg. on ram disks.
  If vgscan is not run at all and /etc/lvmtab* are removed, no backup files
  will be created.  If vgcfgbackup is not run at all and /etc/lvmconf/ is
  removed, no archive files will be created.

o locations of metadata backups and archives are configurable through

o volume group static mode in order to avoid all configuration changes to a
  volume group once set. This is useful to 'freeze' a volume group in order
  to activate it in a cluster of for fail-over configurations

o the llseek cast bug has been fixed, which caused pvmove to fail beyond the
  2GB offset

o more...

See the CHANGELOG file contained in the tarball for further information.

Feed back LVM related information to <linux-lvm at sistina.com>.

Thanks a lot for your support of LVM.

AJ Lewis
Sistina Software Inc.                  Voice:  612-638-0500
1313 5th St SE, Suite 111              E-Mail: lewis at sistina.com
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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