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From: Joe Thornber <thornber@sistina.com>
To: "Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming@backtobasicsmgmt.com>
Cc: Joe Thornber <thornber@sistina.com>,
	Linux Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@zip.com.au>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Subject: Re: [Patch 3/5] dm: make v4 of the ioctl interface the default
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 17:05:03 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20031125170503.GG524@reti> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3FC387A0.8010600@backtobasicsmgmt.com>

On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 09:47:28AM -0700, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Joe Thornber wrote:
> 
> >Make the version-4 ioctl interface the default kernel configuration option.
> >If you have out of date tools you will need to use the v1 interface.
> 
> Actually, isn't the proper way to say this "if your tools are older than 
> X and/or were _not_ built against recent 2.6 headers you need to use the 
> v1 interface"?
> 
> Also, if you're going to change the default you should change the help 
> text correspondingly.

I would like to remove v1 support very shortly, making v4 the default
for a bit is just the next phase of this process.

For the last few months the tools have supported both v1 and v4
interfaces, allowing people to roll back to older kernels.  I will
update the Kconfig help as you suggest to be more specific about the
tool versions.

- Joe

  reply	other threads:[~2003-11-25 17:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-25 16:24 2.6.0-t10-dm1 Joe Thornber
2003-11-25 16:30 ` [Patch 1/5] dm: fix block device resizing Joe Thornber
2003-11-25 16:31 ` [Patch 2/5] dm: remove dynamic table resizing Joe Thornber
2003-11-25 16:33 ` [Patch 3/5] dm: make v4 of the ioctl interface the default Joe Thornber
2003-11-25 16:47   ` Kevin P. Fleming
2003-11-25 17:05     ` Joe Thornber [this message]
2003-11-25 17:15       ` Kevin P. Fleming
2003-11-25 18:00         ` Joe Thornber
2003-11-25 17:29       ` Wichert Akkerman
2003-11-25 20:18         ` Alasdair G Kergon
2003-11-25 23:45           ` Adrian Bunk
2003-11-26 11:39             ` Joe Thornber
2003-11-25 17:09     ` Kevin Corry
2003-11-25 17:16       ` Kevin P. Fleming
2003-11-25 17:28         ` Kevin Corry
2003-11-25 17:20   ` Christoph Hellwig
2003-11-25 17:59     ` Joe Thornber
2003-11-25 16:34 ` [Patch 4/5] dm: set io restriction defaults Joe Thornber
2003-11-25 16:35 ` [Patch 5/5] dm: dm_table_event() sleep on spinlock bug Joe Thornber

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