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Re: [dm-devel] RAID5 support ?



On Monday October 24, alanh fairlite demon co uk wrote:
> > 'md' has all the meta-data operations reasonably well factored out, so
> > working with new formats shouldn't be difficult.
> 
> That to me still doesn't resolve the bootloader problems.
> 
> Regardless of the md understanding the meta-data operations, it deals
> with partitions and therefore the boot sector of each drive in an md
> setup is outside the scope of it's operation.

md doesn't work with partitions.  It works with devices which may be
partitions or may be the whole device.
I often make raid5 arrays out of a set of devices, none of them
partitioned. 

NeilBrown


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