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[linux-lvm] Raid5 sync problem

I'm mailing this to the LVM list as it might also be the cause of this.. I
don't know.

Anyway I have 4 6g drives in a RAID5 configuration. On top the md device I
have a VG and a couple of LV in it. I'm running 2.4.4 with the beta7 LVM
patch and using ext2 on all the LV's.
It now happened that one drive failed (actually just a IDE cable problem but
anyway) and the machine became really really slow. Load was up to 200 and
almost every command got stuck so all I could do was to boot.
It came up ok, and I hotadded the drive back and it started to sync but
after a while the sync was down to 0 kb/sec and the same slow-down started
to happen.
So I boot again.. and now when it started to fsck the LV's it slowed-down
again. So I booted with init=/bin/bash and let the sync finnish without any
other access to the RAID/LV's and after that everything worked fine again.

So the problem seems to be that when accessing the RAID5 while it is syncing
locks somewhere. Does anyone know of a fix or know what I should do so that
syncing won't kill the machine.

Kaj-Michael Lang
milang tal org
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