Re: [patch] IDE OnTrack remap for 2.5.58

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 18:01:56 EST

On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 11:08, wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-01-16 at 18:14, Jim Houston wrote:
> > I went back and looked through the patches and found that the remapping
> > support was removed in patch-2.5.30. The comments in the mailing list
> > suggest that it belonged in user space.
> [of course a shift cannot be done in user space]

Maybe it can. One reason ide/raid/*.c isnt in 2.5 is that I hope we can
use the device mapper to remove the entire chunk of code for these. dm
may also be sufficient to do the block shift.

> I think both Andre and Martin were happy, but maybe you mean nobody
> asked you? Are you unhappy with this change? And if so, why?

By volume of mail I get about it. I hadn't realised just how common
DM was. I'd prefer to make device mapper do it though.

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