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SubjectRe: RAID superblock confusion
Luigi Genoni writes:
>
> > > >
> > > > Ehh, I ran into this a while ago. When you compile raid as modules
> > > > it doesn't use the raid superblocks for anything except for
> > > > verification. I took a quick glance at the source and the
> > > > auto-detect code is ifdefed out if you compiled as a module.
> > >
> > > Exactly where is this? A scan with find and grep don't reveal this.
> > >
> >
> > drivers/md/md.c
> >
> > in the ifndef MODULE sectioin.
> >
> > > > Ever since I have had raid compiled into my kernels.
> > >
> > > This is my relevant .config:
> > > CONFIG_MD=y
> > > CONFIG_BLK_DEV_MD=y
> > > CONFIG_MD_LINEAR=m
> > > CONFIG_MD_RAID0=m
> > > CONFIG_MD_RAID1=m
> > > CONFIG_MD_RAID5=m
> > > CONFIG_MD_MULTIPATH=m
> > >
> >
> > Set this to =y and you're set.
> >
> > I'd like to see this working from modules though.
>
> NO, please. There are hundreds of scenarios where that could be
> dangerous. Suppose you load the RAID module when all partitions are
> mounted, and two partiton in mirror are mount on different mount
> point (you can do this, raid module is not loaded, and so...). And
> now you load the module and md device is registered. That would not
> be really nice, also if it is ulikely that you could damnage your
> system

The RAID code checks to see if there are busy inodes for each device
in a RAID set. So your hundreds of scenarios are not a problem.

Regards,

Richard....
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Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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