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SubjectRe: Quick question on Software RAID support.
Greetings,

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com> :
[...]
> >From personal experience software RAID is quite fast, and very reliable
> regarding failures while running. If a disk fails the system drops back to
> recovery, and after a new drive is added and `raidhotadd' is run it is
> rebuilt.
>
> The dark side of the force is that is a drive fails on boot, I have had

(raid1)
- planned reboot;
- spontaneous fsck;
- rarely accessed part of a disk isn't happy
- is it normal for an scsi error to take more than 10 minutes ?
- LRB
- removal of faulty drive;
- reboot;
- spontaneous fsck;
-> now there's a nice fs with a 3 months old content.

Interesting experience for an otherwise usual sunday.

Btw, this log entry is a bit terse:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/testing/patch-2.4.18.log
[...]
- Fix rare data loss case with RAID-1

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Ueimor
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