What's the status of vinum?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 25 16:46:24 PDT 2004

On Wednesday, 25 August 2004 at 20:54:33 +0100, Tim Bishop wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 13:23, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Monday, 16 August 2004 at 10:50:20 +0100, Tim Bishop wrote:
>>> 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
>> GEOM.
> It worked on earlier 5.x, though.

Very early 5.x, sure.  That goes back a long way.  I still have this
machine running:

  FreeBSD brewer.lemis.com 5.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT #1: Tue Dec 12 18:45:30 CST 2000     grog at monorchid.lemis.com:/src/FreeBSD/5.0-CURRENT/src/sys/compile/MONORCHID  i386

>> 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.
> Yes, I meant 5.3 :-)
> So what's state is (g)vinum likely to be in for 5.3?

My current understanding is that it won't be.

> I'm hesitant to upgrade because it appears that the system is moving
> from under vinum's feet, and gvinum isn't there yet. What are people
> who are currently using vinum on earlier 5.x's going to do until
> gvinum is finished?

I suppose now is a good time to remind you that -CURRENT is constantly
changing.  If you want stability, you shouldn't be using it.  I'd
suggest that you stay where you are until gvinum is finished.

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