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    SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code inuserspace
    On Sat, 19 May 2001, Alexander Viro wrote:

    > On Sat, 19 May 2001, Ben LaHaise wrote:
    >
    > > It's not done yet, but similar techniques would be applied. I envision
    > > that a raid device would support operations such as
    > > open("/dev/md0/slot=5,hot-add=/dev/sda")
    >
    > Think for a moment and you'll see why it's not only ugly as hell, but simply
    > won't work.

    Yeah, I shouldn't be replying to email anymore in my bleery-eyed state.
    =) Of course slash seperated data doesn't work, so it would have to be
    hot-add=<filedescriptor> or somesuch. Gah, that's why the options are all
    parsed from a single lookup name anyways...

    -ben (who's going to sleep)


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