Vinum is a Logical Volume Manager that was introduced in FreeBSD 3.0, and for FreeBSD 5 was ported to geom(4) as gvinum. gvinum has had no specific development at least as far back as 2010, and has a number of known bugs which are unlikely to be resolved. We plan to mark it deprecated in FreeBSD 13, and remove it in FreeBSD 14, if it does not attract a maintainer.

Review for deprecation notice in man page: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D29424

Mailing list thread: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2021-March/093358.html

Open PRs gvinum, vinum

Need to decide what to do with the vinum article - simply deleting it may be most appropriate

Suggested replacements for gvinum modes:

gvinum command

suggested replacement

concat

gconcat(8)

graid(8) *

stripe

gstripe(8)

graid(8) *

ZFS(8)

mirror

gmirror(8)

graid(8) *

ZFS(8)

raid5

ZFS(8)

* graid(8) may require BIOS support


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DeprecationPlan/gvinum (last edited 2021-06-29T18:43:25+0000 by CeriDavies)