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From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de>
To: Linux Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [Patch 3/5] dm: make v4 of the ioctl interface the default
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 00:45:11 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20031125234510.GG12662@fs.tum.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20031125201825.B27307@uk.sistina.com>

On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 08:18:25PM +0000, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 06:29:49PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > 'last few months' is extremely short for a migration path. Can't we
> > ditch the v1 interface in 2.7 and allow people to migrate slowly?
> 
> People still using LVM2/device-mapper userspace components that 
> don't support v4 really should upgrade them to fix some significant
> (unrelated) issues with those old versions.
>...

The point is IMHO a different one:

Kill the v1 interface before 2.6.0 or in 2.7 .

It's never a good idea to remove something inside a stable kernel series
(e.g. the DRI support for XFree86 4.0 will never be removed from 2.4).

> Alasdair

cu
Adrian

-- 

       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed


  reply	other threads:[~2003-11-25 23:45 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
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 [this message]
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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