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Re: HEADS UP NetBSD lvm support

On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 10:24:52PM +0930, Brett Lymn wrote:
> I expect that this question will be asked in regard to other features
> with lvm as there is a bit of an overlap with the functionality from
> other drivers.  As I see it, the advantage of lvm is that it provides
> a framework to tie together what are, at the moment, disparate
> subsystems.

One which, unless its utilities are in the wrong place in the source tree,
could easily make those subsystems useless without GPLed userland code.

That really, really does not seem like a win to me.  If the plan is to
go this way I think it requires a *lot* more discussion than it's had.

From my point of view a lot of that existing code in NetBSD is of much
better quality than the corresponding code in Linux and it would be a
shame to throw away good, working code in the name of uniformity -- never
mind making large swaths of existing functionality unusable by those who
cannot or will not ship GPLed code.


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