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SubjectRe: raid1 oops in 2.6.9 (debian package 2.6.9-1-686-smp)
From: Jakob Oestergaard <>
Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 11:07:08AM +0100
> Why oh why, do we need raid10 ?

Raid-10 allows things currently not possible with raid-0/raid-1, like
spreading 2 pieces of data over 3 pieces of harddisk.

Their was an introductory message on the linux-raid mailinglist, but
it's more than one month old so I don't have a local copy.

> And; if raid10 does not provide new functionality that was not possible
> with raid1 + raid0, why oh why does this get accepted in a stable kernel
> series?

New drivers that are not enabled by default have always been allowed in
stable kernels, since they don't have an impact on stability for the
average user.

My $0.02,
If something was not wrong things would not be right.
Sergeant Ortega - Zorro
Debian (Unstable) GNU/Linux 2.6.10-rc2-mm3 2x6078 bogomips load 1.44
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