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SubjectRe: PATCH - change to blkdev->queue calling triggers BUG in md.c
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> > But more importantly, I want controllers that survive total power down.
>
> You can't get that with partition tables either. And by the way, we

WHAT? Partition tables written onto the disk certainly do survive total power
down.

>
> Then give them two logical disks. Just a matter of management.

Again, with an annoying controller, and having the user change their
requirements every so often (like once a day), I do not want to change the
RAID setup lots. The last RAID I was working with took up to an hour to commit
geometry changes to the disk.

> Yes, that's cool in case we'd possibly need one. But in the raid cases we
> should get to a position where partition tables are not just theoretically
> meaningless.

Again, I wouldn't want to depend on that, for the reasons above.

> I've still not said you'd have to do that. You can have a perl script do
> your job scribbling the table together.

Please describe this algorithm? Would this potentially mean looking at every
block on the disk, including the giant logical disk that a RAID might present?
Even if you only have to look at the first few bytes of each block, this is a
lot of seeking.
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