[linux-lvm] LVM2 Beta 4 available from ftp.sistina.com

Alasdair G Kergon agk at uk.sistina.com
Mon Nov 18 09:23:03 UTC 2002

Summary of the main changes in Beta 4

  New format of LVM metadata now ready for testing.
    Designed to improve efficiency and robustness and to 
    offer more options for recovery in the event of problems.

  New command line tool options to support the new metadata format.
    vgconvert to change a volume group from one format to another.
    pvremove to remove a physical volume from LVM's management.

  New configuration file options (see doc/example.conf).

  Updated manual pages explaining the new features.

  Improvements to the text archive file format to prepare for future 
  extensions.  (N.B. Partially incompatible with previous betas.)

  Framework to support additional metadata formats in shared libraries.

See the README, WHATS_NEW and INSTALL files for further information.

Tarballs are available from:
The latest stable version of device-mapper is:

To access the CVS tree use:
  cvs -d :pserver:cvs at tech.sistina.com:/data/cvs login
    CVS password: cvs1
  cvs -d :pserver:cvs at tech.sistina.com:/data/cvs checkout LVM2

Please use the LVM development mailing list to discuss these and
possible future changes:
  lvm-devel at sistina.com
agk at uk.sistina.com

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