Re: [PATCH] 2.4.7 Add support for Dynamic Disks

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 18:52:36 EST

> - Patch adds support for Dynamic Disks which are introduced by Windows
> 2000 and are also used by Windows XP, thus allowing people with dual-boot
> configurations access to their Windows dynamic disk partitions from Linux.
> Note that we just do it for all partitions in order. We perform no special
> treatment when partitions are part of raid arrays, etc, we just create
> each member partition as one device (hdb5, etc), handling raid arrays is
> up to future extensions / user space tools / the users to deal with.

Linux has long held an interoperability advantage over UNIX and BSD
due to the use of normal PC disk partitions.

Now a new standard is here. We must swallow our pride and accept it,
tossing out our old LVM format. It's time to embrace and extend.
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