Update on 2.6 Medley support
Mon Feb 9 18:21:21 CET 2004
After some discussion on the LKML, it's become clear that
autodetection in the kernel is not desirable for 2.6.
The trend is to move all things that can be moved out of the kernel and
into the new "initramfs" which is basically an early userspace without a
real file system etc.
So my approach will be to create an executable "ataraid-detect", which
reads the RAID superblocks and uses the device mapper to create the Medley
devices. There will still be some cleaning up to do, like removing the
invalid partitions from the "native" disk, this will probably require a
new hook in the kernel.
More information about the Medley