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Re: vinum?

From: "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 09:56:39 +0930

On Monday, 13 September 2004 at 17:24:07 +0200, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> On 13.09.2004, at 17:20, David Rhodus wrote:
>>>>> -On [20040913 14:22], Yury Tarasievich (grog@xxxxxxx) wrote:
>>>>>> With all the news in VFS and akin, will the vinum still work??
>>>>> I wonder what vinum's feature will be anyway.  Didn't Greg resign
>>>>> from
>>>>> maintainership in FreeBSD?
>>>> Well, having NO software RAID implementation is very, very bad.
>>>> Do ANY alternatives exist?
>>> I don't really care about software RAID. More about volume management.
>>> Also I heard RF is evil. What about EVMS? I know it's linux but maybe
>>> that can be fixed or at least used for ideas.
>> Why ? Are there things you find lacking in vinum right now ?
> Apart from maintainership and fool-proof setup, nothing until now.

Well, those are things people can work on.  Since Dragonfly hasn't
changed the structure, the old version of Vinum should work fine.  I'm
prepared to help there, but I don't have the time for a full

As regards fool-proof setup, the setup was a "throwaway"
implementation which was unfortunately a little too good, so the
pressure to replace it was insufficient.  It's relatively trivial to
do it right, but that would really require a rewrite of vinumconfig.c.

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