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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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