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Re: Checking support levels



On Fri, 16 May 2008, Jonathan wrote:
> To confirm the RAID1 matters because RAID 10 is RAID 0 (stripe) over
> RAID 1 (mirrors)?
>
> I don't mind having to revert to BIOS for rebuild in the event of a
> hd fault, but I wouldn't mind understanding a little more about the
> lack of error handling.
>
> Do you mean if one disk in the underlying mirror set fails that
> dmraid will 1) ignore and not notify
> 2) fall over in a big heap
> 3) notify, keep running but not rebuild
> 4) not handle inconsistencies without reversion to BIOS?

Read doc/dmraid_design.txt - dmraid can't update the RAID metadata to 
record a disk failure.

I am not sure what happens in the event of a disk failure - up to 
devmapper I guess.

I would say that if you had a degraded array and rebooted the BIOS 
wouldn't know it's degraded and DM wouldn't either, so you might fail 
to boot, boot but get corrupted data, etc etc..

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