Subject: Re: Logical Volume Managers
To: Simon Burge <simonb@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christian Limpach <chris@Nice.CH>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/20/2000 14:56:00
> Looks pretty cool.  I've not used any serious volume managers (Sun's
> DiskSuite would be the closest) - how does it interact with RAIDframe?
> Would the model be to have RAIDframe components on logical volumes or
> vice versa?  Tools for resizing native NetBSD filesystems would be good
> too...

having logical volumes use RAIDFrame devices for storage should work
already, the other way around should work too but seems less useful to me.
Using striped LVs on RAID5 seems like a good combination.

I was told that it wouldn't be too difficult to add resizing to lfs for a

> > Finally, is there interest in getting this included in the distribution?
> The main political factor would be that NetBSD doesn't want GPL'd code
> in the kernel.  Do you think that there'd be any chance that the
> author would also be willing to release LinuxLVM under a BSD-style

ok, I should have asked:  Is there interest in getting this included in the
distribution, licensing issues put aside?  I was/am aware of this issue, but
before I try to get this resolved, I want to know if this is wanted at all.
I mean, I can live with a GPL'ed LVM on my systems as a local kernel hack,
but I think it would be a good thing for NetBSD to have this.

Can somebody please answer my technical questions?  Thanks!