LWN.net: EVMS Changes Direction
Nov 06, 2002, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Corry)
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"On behalf of the EVMS team, we would like to announce a
significant change in direction for the Enterprise Volume
Management System project.
"As many of you may know by now, the 2.5 kernel feature freeze
has come and gone, and it seems clear that the EVMS kernel driver
is not going to be included. With this in mind, we have decided to
rework the EVMS user-space administration tools (the Engine) to
work with existing drivers currently in the kernel, including (but
not necessarily limited to) device mapper and MD.
"Why make this change? With EVMS being passed over for inclusion
in 2.5, the future of the EVMS kernel driver becomes very
uncertain. We could obviously continue working on it and keep it
up-to-date as a patch against the latest kernels..."