Subject: Re: VPS mailing list, BSD interest?
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Poul-Henning Kamp <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/1996 09:18:47
>I'm not worried about that so much as "What hacks are you referring to?"
>If you're specific, well, maybe some effort could be made to improve the
>concatenated disk driver.
The problem I'm referring to is that this should not be done in a
pseudo-driver, but as a general framework for bdevs.
For instance, why can't I have my root-partition striped ?
There is no significant difference between the FDISK, bsd-disklabel,
mirror, stripeing and raid 5 operations. They all translate a
(dev+blkno+len) tupple to one or more similar tupples.
I have been playing with idea this a bit and it's high on my winter
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