[lkml]   [2008]   [May]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Sharing disks amoung multiple software RAIDs
On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 08:50 -0400, Justin Piszcz wrote:
> On Thu, 1 May 2008, Alex Davis wrote:
> > Is this a bad thing? I'm guessing that it is, but I want independent
> > confirmation before I spoke to someone I know who's doing this.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> > ____________________________________________________________________________________
> > Be a better friend, newshound, and
> > know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ
> > --
> > To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-raid" in
> > the body of a message to
> > More majordomo info at
> >
> What is the use case, why would you want to do that?
> I have seen people on the list do it before, for example are you going to
> be utilizing both raids at the same time? If so, I would advise against
> it.
> What is the reasoning?

I do this!

is this really bad? i would surely like a list of reasons why..

I do it because.. well.. first off, it allows me to have /boot on
different raidlevel than / or /home without extra disks.
secondly, it allows me to with the same disks use different
filesystems.. for instance, it allows me to have /home encrypted with
dm-crypt, while still raided.. Not that i would mind encrypting /
and /home as 1 partition, but it creates a whole slew of issues with
having to create initrd and stuff..

I realize that performance probably suffers abit from this, but well..
is there any stability or security wise risk? i mostly use raid1 and
raid5 only..

> --
> To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
> the body of a message to
> More majordomo info at
> Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2008-05-02 03:41    [W:0.109 / U:1.304 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site