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    SubjectRe: [Announce] "iswraid" (ICH5R/ICH6R ataraid sub-driver) for 2.4.28-pre3
    On Sat, 09 Oct 2004 18:07:29 -0400, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:
    > Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
    > > I may sound like an ignorant but...
    > >
    > > Why can't device mapper be merged into 2.4 instead?
    > > Is there something wrong with 2.4 device mapper patch?
    > >
    > > It would more convenient (same driver for 2.4 and 2.6)
    > > and would benefit users of other software RAIDs
    > > (easier transition to 2.6).
    >
    > OTOH, that would be introducing a brand new RAID/LVM subsystem in the
    > middle of a stable series...

    Quoting Marcelo:

    > New drivers are OK, as long as they dont break existing setups,
    > and if substantial amount of users will benefit from it.

    IMHO both conditions are fulfilled.
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