Re: IDE hotplug support?

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Fri Apr 26 2002 - 10:29:44 EST


> I came across a nice case from procase, supporting 16 IDE drives in
> (so-called?) hotplug frames. Problem is... How will linux trat this?

Should be okay. Hdparm can force spindown and bus rescan, and that's
basically what you need.

> I plan to use 15 drives in a RAID-5, assigning the last 16th drive as a
> spare.

8 controllers? hmmm...

> Any good ideas?
> Sorry if this is OT

It is not.

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