Subject: Re: RAID advice please ?
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/06/2000 09:38:18
On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 06:17:11PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

 > For now I added a 'raidctl -P raid0' call in /etc/rc just before fsck,
 > but the problem is that after an unclean shutdown it will take a very
 > long time to reboot, because it'll have to revrite the parity before
 > starting fsck. As I'll have about 10 raid1 sets on the machine this
 > is not very good.

Well, RAID-1 (mirroring only) shouldn't need a parity rewrite anyhow.  What
am I missing here?

 > What are the problems of starting a parity revrite in backround ?
 > This should allow the machine to continue to boot while parity is being
 > rewriten.

I thought Greg had implemented that (including progress meter! :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>