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
> It worked on earlier 5.x, though.
Very early 5.x, sure. That goes back a long way. I still have this
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>> 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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