Any chance for the lvm-snapshot-merge patch to get included in intrepid?

Asked by Bluescreen on 2008-08-10

see http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/linux-kernel/2008/8/4/2812934
The patch is for 2.6.26 and is supposed to be stable.
Even if it's not completely stable, it shouldn't interfere with normal operation for people who don't use it.

This kind of behavior is very cool, especially for trying out updates or changing other important stuff. I already use lvm for this, but reverting to a snapshot is cumbersome, I manually have to dd it to a new volume, toss away the snapshot, rename volumes a bit, and reboot. Merging will be so much faster and more intuitive.
It can be like apple's time-machine someday with a nice gui. Until that day, it would be nice to have it already available through the CLI.

Thanks,
Mathijs

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Matt Darcy (matt-darcy) said : #1

seems a bit agressive to start including unstable software in "production" distros.

I understand what your saying and the functionality is great and getting there, but I wouldn't support including it yet.

I appriciate what your saying about it not effecting anything else, but if people use it and it causes issues, it's just fueling a fire of "why did you include unstable software", not everyone is as willing to accept issues in a production release as yourself.

Perhaps you could do tests with this, feedback on it and try to get it stable in main branches so that say intrepid +$X branch will include it with confidence.

I'd certainly use it, as doing it manually is a pain, but I wouldn't use it with a risk of failure.

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