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Date:	Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:54:45 -0600
From:	Eric Sandeen <>
To:	Theodore Tso <>
CC:	Matthias Koenig <>,,, Girish Shilamkar <Girish.Shilamkar@....COM>,
	Eric Sandeen <>
Subject: Re: Integrating patches in SLES10 e2fsprogs

Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 04:26:53PM +0100, Matthias Koenig wrote:
>>> Patch6:         e2fsprogs-mdraid.patch
>>> This apparently adds a new environment variable,
>>> BLKID_SKIP_CHECK_MDRAID, which forces blkid to not detect mdraid
>>> devices.  I'm not sure why.
>> Workaround for people having stale RAID signature on their disk:
> Hmm... there's got to be a better way around this.

Won't help existing block devices, but it'd be nice to have a common
library which could be called @ mkfs time to wipe out all known

mkfs.xfs tries to do this, but it'd be silly to duplicate in every mkfs.

> On my "one of these days" list is to get another cheap/used laptop so
> I can try out the latest Fedora Core Rawhide without having to fire up
> a huge (noisy) x86_64 box....

Just partition... ;)

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