What's the status of vinum?
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Mon Aug 16 05:24:02 PDT 2004
On Monday, 16 August 2004 at 10:50:20 +0100, Tim Bishop wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 10:23, Darren Pilgrim wrote:
>> I'm currently doing a vinum RAID 1 on a box that runs RELENG_4_8. For
>> what I do, at least, RELENG_5_2 "feels worthy" of a production box and
>> I'd really like to take advantage of some features 4.x doesn't have.
>> The threads on vinum/gvinum have me wondering if I should hold off a
>> bit. What's the current condition of gvinum? How well does
>> vinum/gvinum work in RELENG_5_2? What are the features not yet
>> implemented in gvinum? My eyeballs didn't capture any URLs for a status
>> page, but if someone can point me at one, that would be great.
> I'm currently using RELENG_5_2 with vinum (not gvinum). It's
> mirroring everything except swap, which I vaguely recall might not
> have worked.
Correct. Swap on Vinum does not work on 5.x: the swap code insists on
> I believe with -CURRENT that vinum might not work right, and gvinum
> might be the only option. Then again I could be wrong :-)
Yes, you're (still) wrong. They're both currently in the tree, and
different parts of each work.
> When 5.2 is released gvinum should be the default, and should
> hopefully be in a finished state.
For very large values of 2. 5.3 won't have a complete gvinum;
hopefully 5.4 will only have gvinum, which will then be renamed vinum.
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