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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

--

/ jakob

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