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SubjectRe: Reconfiguring one SW-RAID when other RAIDs are running
On Monday November 4, hpa@zytor.com wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm trying to re-create a RAID while leaving the other RAIDs --
> including the root filesystem -- running, but mkraid refuses to run:
>
> hera 1 # mkraid /dev/md2
> /dev/md0: array is active -- run raidstop first.
> mkraid: aborted.
> (In addition to the above messages, see the syslog and /proc/mdstat as well
> for potential clues.)

I cannot offer any help on using mkraid, except to avoid it :-(
mdadm is (I believe and others agree) much easier to use.
http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~neilb/source/mdadm/

It is definately being maintained, not that it has needed much...

>
> (Also note: the raid directory on kernel.org seems to be abandoned.
> Unless someone speaks up I'm going to remove it.)
>

Again, I cannot comment on this directory, but would there be any
change of getting somewhere on kernel.org to distribute mdadm??

Thanks,
NeilBrown
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