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Re: ataraid(4) and VOP_OPENing the same block device

On 12-Sep-2008 Quentin Garnier wrote:
>> Exactly. This is what Intel MatrixRAID means... I still don't see what's
>> the benefit, anyway it's what they are selling you.
> It's not because a feature exists that it is our duty to support it.

In the case of most of these ataraid devices, the point of support isn't so
that someone running netbsd can set up a fake raid and do silly things with it,
it's that if someone has already done so, and wishes to dual boot with netbsd
as well, they can actually talk to thier disks.

Otherwise the ataraid drivers would all mostly be completely useless.

Tim Rightnour <>
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