mdraid and hpa upgrade issues

Arjan van de Ven arjan at
Mon May 28 19:33:07 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-25 at 10:24 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 09:44:09AM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > Personally, I'd rather see us respect the hpa whenever we can. Just 
> > seems like the correct thing to do. Then again, it sounds like the only 
> > case where its really necessary, the bios hard-codes it anyhow...
> Its a real PITA to answer that. HPA is uses for

would a reasonable default be
"honor HPA when making new partitions"
"ignore HPA for existing partition tables that cross it"

(how to implement that is a different kettle of fish obviously)

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