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Re: LVM and LVM2 support in Grub

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: LVM and LVM2 support in Grub
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 15:22:26 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 01:23:16PM +0200, Dag Wieers wrote:
> I asked the question because Alasdair mentioned that the current 
> implementation doesn't use the existing LVM framework and he would prefer 
> that, instead of having the functionality as a whole included in Grub, it 
> relies on the LVM infrastructure that is maintained by the LVM developers.
> And as a result would be a much more complete (and 
> maintained) implementation than is currently offered.
> To me it looks like it could just compile and link against the LVM API. 
> That would certainly provide for a much better implementation than the 
> current as it would be maintained by the LVM developers directly.

I agree that it potentially can be a great benefit;  but it could also be a
problem.  Please could you let us know about:

  - Does the LVM framework provide a practical means of linking it
    into GRUB (not just the user part, also the freestanding code)?

  - Is its license compatible with the GPL (version 3)?

  - Will it increase the size of our lvm.mod?  Size is critical here, because
    it's highly desireable that lvm.mod fits in core.img which fits in
    the post-mbr region.


Robert Millan

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