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    SubjectRe: raid1 oops in 2.6.9 (debian package 2.6.9-1-686-smp)
    On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 01:02:59PM +0100, Jurriaan wrote:
    > From: Jakob Oestergaard <jakob@unthought.net>
    > 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.

    Sounds weird to me, but hey, that's probably just me :)

    >
    > 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.

    I must have missed it when I looked for it then - I'll look again.

    Thanks!

    >
    > > 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.

    True

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    / jakob

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