[linux-lvm] LVM - History

Luca Berra bluca at comedia.it
Sun Feb 25 10:14:09 UTC 2007

On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 01:17:13AM -0800, k wrote:
>>>i don't believe IBM ever released their lvm as
>This is where I got the idea about IBM and LVM
>"On the other hand, IBM has released the source code
>to its Journaled File System (JFS) and Logical Volume
>Manager (LVM) from the AIX operating system so that
>these technologies can be deployed on Linux. The
>company has not publicly stated which other products,
>if any, will be released as Open Source code in the
>near future. All of the kernel and GNU C changes,
>however, are released as Open Source."

I know jfs is part of the linux kernel, i never saw ibm lvm in there.
that's it.

>"I have never worked on AIX, but during my
>participation in this forum I have many times read
>that HP's LVM is drived from IBM's LVM."

i never found any proof that supports the above, but honestly i never
cared much.
If my memory serves me well there is no IBM or HP copyright in linux

Luca Berra -- bluca at comedia.it
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