Release Notes: This is the third maintenance release in the EVMS 2.5.x series. This release is primarily intended to fix some recent bug-reports, as well as to update to the most recent kernel and Device-Mapper releases. EVMS 2.5.3 is supported on recent 2.6 and 2.4.22 to 2.4.31 kernels.
Release Notes: The clustering plugin adds support for RSCT clusters. The snapshotting plugin adds reset and rollback support. The software-RAID plugin adds RAID-1 reconfigure, RAID-1 resize, RAID-Linear resize, and multipath support. User interface improvements were made. Macintosh-native disk partitions are now recognized. Bug fixes were made for start-up on read-only file systems, O_DIRECT on 2.4 kernels, the High Availability plugin, and devfs.
Release Notes: The Core Engine loads the Device-Mapper kernel module if not present. Minor fixes were made in the cluster-segment-manager. A new command was added to mount volumes. The Disk Manager accepts "*" and "?" wild cards and bracket notation ("[...]") when specifying block devices in evms.conf. The 2.4 and 2.5 kernel versions have been combined into a single plugin. The LVM component has a new "Move-PV" interface. Bugs were fixed with migrating some setups from LVM1 directly to EVMS 2.0 and activation of certain striped LVM regions. RAID-5 was fixed on BBR segments, and there is support for loading the BBR kernel component as a module.
Release Notes: This is the first full release of the new EVMS design, which is based upon user-space volume discovery and communication with existing kernel drivers such as MD/Software-RAID and Device-Mapper.
Release Notes: The Clustering/High Availability plugin now has improved failover support. The Core Engine now allows engines to open if Device-Mapper isn't loaded. Offline movement support has been added to the MD and GPT plugins. The text mode UI now supports "Create Feature", "Modify Properties", and volume conversions. Snapshotting has received lots of testing and bugfixes. The DOS Segment Manager has resolved differences between active DM devices and partition table metadata. Disk Manager now supports devfs without requiring devfsd. Documentation updates have been made.
Release Notes: The Clustering/High Availability plugin now fully supports remote administration. Necessary reassignment support has been added to cluster-segment-manager, as well as support for failover and loss-of-quorum recovery. Offline movement now supports Drive-Linking. The text mode UI is almost functionality complete. Initial support has been added for snapshoting using Device-Mapper (2.4 kernels only). The Bad-Block-Relocation Device-Mapper module has been reworked.
Release Notes: In the Clustering/HA plug-in the handling for large messages was improved, installation instructions for setting up EVMS on Linux-HA clusters were added, and a failover script for reassigning a cluster-container after a node failure was added. Engine Core now allows remote administration within a cluster. A plugin and services were added to the offline move support to assist in copying data. The DOS Segment Manager now permits moving existing segments into available freespace on the same disk. The LVM plugin is now able to move logical extents to a new physical extent location. The S/390 Segment Manager now supports DASD formatting. A new text-mode UI was added.
Release Notes: This release added evmsd, a small command line UI that launches the engine in daemon mode. Fixes were made to Disk Manager to properly handle symlinks to device files, and an option to restore the original major/minor numbers of children in MD objects was added. The ncurses-based was partially rewritten, and initial support for activating AIX regions using Device-Mapper was added along with a new plugin for managing disks partitioned by BSD operating systems. New engine configuration and build scripts were also included.
Release Notes: The kernel core received fixes for 64-bit architectures and RAID-1 root volumes, the GUI received several usability enhancements, and a command line batch mode was added. The LVM Plugin now handles older Sistina-generated LVM LVs better, and the snapshot plugin now only allows one filesystem to be locked and flushed at a time. The BBR plugin received ext3 filesystem fixes, a RAID-1 sync daemon segfault in the MD plugin was fixed, and the filesystem interface modules now disallow actions if tools are missing or out of date. The disk manager engine plugin is now 66% faster.
Release Notes: This alpha-level release is for the new EVMS design, which is based on user-space volume discovery and communication with existing kernel drivers, such as MD/Software-RAID and Device-Mapper.