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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 005 of 5] md: Final stages of raid5 expand code.
    NeilBrown wrote (ao):
    > +config MD_RAID5_RESHAPE

    Would this also be possible for raid6?

    > + bool "Support adding drives to a raid-5 array (highly experimental)"
    > + depends on MD_RAID5 && EXPERIMENTAL
    > + ---help---
    > + A RAID-5 set can be expanded by adding extra drives. This
    > + requires "restriping" the array which means (almost) every
    > + block must be written to a different place.
    > +
    > + This option allows this restiping to be done while the array

    > + is online. However it is VERY EARLY EXPERIMENTAL code.
    > + In particular, if anything goes wrong while the restriping
    > + is happening, such as a power failure or a crash, all the
    > + data on the array will be LOST beyond any reasonable hope
    > + of recovery.
    > +
    > + This option is provided for experimentation and testing.
    > + Please to NOT use it on valuable data with good, tested, backups.
    ^^ ^^^^
    do without

    Thanks a lot for this feature. I'll try to find a spare computer to test
    this on. Thanks!

    Kind regards, Sander

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