Commit f416885e authored by NeilBrown's avatar NeilBrown Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] md: add support for reshape of a raid6

i.e. one or more drives can be added and the array will re-stripe
while on-line.

Most of the interesting work was already done for raid5.  This just extends it
to raid6.

mdadm newer than 2.6 is needed for complete safety, however any version of
mdadm which support raid5 reshape will do a good enough job in almost all
cases (an 'echo repair > /sys/block/mdX/md/sync_action' is recommended after a
reshape that was aborted and had to be restarted with an such a version of
Signed-off-by: default avatarNeil Brown <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent b4c4c7b8
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