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    SubjectRe: [PATCHSET] block,scsi,libata: implement alt_size
    Tejun Heo wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >> <shrug> I suppose...
    >>
    >> It just seems like a nasty hack, but unfortunately I don't see
    >> anyone stepping up to do it properly -- with a DM device
    >> automatically layered on top that splits the device into separate
    >> regions: one block device for the 'regular' area, and one for the
    >> HPA.
    >
    > Isn't that more hacky? I don't know. All that dm needs to know is
    > the location of the metadata which is located w.r.t. the end of the
    > device which might be at a different location if BIOS tried to pull
    > silly stunts. So, exporting the size BIOS might have used seems like
    > a straight forward solution to me.

    "<shrug> I suppose" is basically a reluctant ack, in the absence of
    other solutions :)




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