Re: [PATCH 001 of 7] md: Support 'external' metadata for md arrays.

2007-12-25 Thread Andrew Morton
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 17:26:08 +1100 NeilBrown [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: + if (strncmp(buf, external:, 9) == 0) { + int namelen = len-9; + if (namelen = sizeof(mddev-metadata_type)) + namelen = sizeof(mddev-metadata_type)-1; +

[PATCH 001 of 7] md: Support 'external' metadata for md arrays.

2007-12-13 Thread NeilBrown
- Add a state flag 'external' to indicate that the metadata is managed externally (by user-space) so important changes need to be left of user-space to handle. Alternates are non-persistant ('none') where there is no stable metadata - after the array is stopped there is no record of