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SubjectRe: "Enhanced" MD code avaible for review
Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 02:18:25PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
>>> o Allow fully pluggable meta-data modules
>>
>>yep, needed
>
>
> Well, this is pretty much the EVMS route we all heavily argued against.
> Most of the metadata shouldn't be visible in the kernel at all.

_some_ metadata is required at runtime, and must be in the kernel. I
agree that a lot of configuration doesn't necessarily need to be in the
kernel. But stuff like bad sector and event logs, and other bits are
still needed at runtime.


>>> o Improve the ability of MD to auto-configure arrays.
>>
>>hmmmm. Maybe in my language this means "improve ability for low-level
>>drivers to communicate RAID support to upper layers"?
>
>
> I think he's talking about the deprecated raid autorun feature. Again
> something that is completely misplaced in the kernel. (ågain EVMS light)

Indeed, but I'll let him and the code illuminate the meaning :)

Jeff



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