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Converting RAID5 to RAID6 and back: code backported into current "stable" 2.6.27.x kernels?

16 November 2010, 17:33 UTC

First of all, very impressive work here. Major kudos to Neil Brown for adding and maintaining such well-written and useful code to the Linux kernel.

Second, I would like to know whether the code needed for the RAID5->RAID6 and RAID6->RAID5 conversions have been backported into the current "stable" 2.6.27.x (ie. as of this moment). Also, will mdadm >= 3.1 (which I understand is also needed for these conversions) work with this "stable" kernel?

Thanks, -- Durval Menezes