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- In the world, LVM (Logical Volume Management) was used on various
operating systems since... many years ago.
- In Linux, there was an initial implementation of LVM (now known as LVM1),
dating back to 1997.
- When work on kernel 2.5 begun, there were two competing implementations -
EVMS (made by IBM) and LVM2.
- Eventually, LVM2 won the entrance to the 2.6 kernel, and EVMS remained
as an out-of-tree project.
- EVMS, however, is much more then LVM. IBM's developers decided to get rid
of all the kernel parts, and turn EVMS into a front-end to LVM2, being
entirely user-space. Thus, EVMS made its way into distributions and to