Device name

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md devices don't have to be called /dev/mdX, they can be given any name you like.

The device name has to be specified when the array is created and this name is used as the basis for naming any partitions if you choose to make your array partitionable. Note that if you choose a non-standard name you need to specify


to create a non-partitionable array or


to create a partitionable array.

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