FS#12992 - Support for Dynamic Disks through LDM in kernel.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ben Dibley (nLEyETn) - Monday, 26 January 2009, 23:35 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Friday, 17 April 2009, 20:53 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


I use Windows Dynamic Disks on my machine to create a spanned volume for some of my hard drives. The ability to read those volumes correctly requires that 'Windows Logical Disc Manager' be turned on inside the 'Partition Types' menu in the kernel configuration. This is the only option missing from the current kernel builds that is required to enable support for this. Right now I have to recompile my custom kernel every time a new version is released just for this one feature. I'm asking that someone please enable this option in the official builds since it seems as it would be pretty safe to use and likely something others would be able to benefit from as well since a lot of people dual boot.

The path to the option through menuconfig would be:
File Systems --> Partition Types --> Advanced partition selection --> Windows Logical Disk Manager (Dynamic Disk) support

The option through just the .config file is:

Additional info:
I have not seen this feature enabled in any of the kernels released for ARCH since I started using it in the 2.6.26 version.

Steps to reproduce:
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Friday, 17 April 2009, 20:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
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