Subject: Re: Re[2]: differential scsi controllers
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/1998 07:11:53
>>> Our policy is to simply say "ccd is useful only for building large,
>>> fast, striped volumes which are also fragile as hell" and recommend
>> define "fragile as hell"?  [...], I've _never_ had a problem with
>> any of my ccd's except in the case where one of the disks failed.

>> Since recovery from hardware failure isn't in the current
>> feature-set, I don't call that a fault.

>> Missing features does not equate to fragile.

> if one disk dies in a striped volume (a volume without parity) all is
> lost.  i would call that fragile.

I wouldn't, no more fragile than any other filesystem on a NetBSD
machine.  Lose a disk, lose what's on it; ccds make this worse only in
that they (potentially) make a filesystem depend on more than one disk.

In short, I agree with the double-quoted text above.

					der Mouse

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