Subject: Re: 'raidctl -s' false report component 'Clean: No' !?
To: Greg Oster <>
From: Markus Kilbinger <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/11/2000 00:42:06
>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Oster <> writes:

    Greg> In the first printout, the component labels are printed as
    Greg> the RAID set is configured. At that point, even though the
    Greg> raw partition of the RAID set is open, none of the component
    Greg> labels will have been have been updated to say they are not
    Greg> clean (configuration is a special case).

    Greg> The 'raidctl -s raid0' always shows what the label is
    Greg> currently set to as well, but will always say "Clean: No",
    Greg> given that it has to open the raw RAID device in order to
    Greg> read the component labels.

    Greg> So the 'problem' here is that the information is being
    Greg> obtained at different times, and while accurate, is somewhat
    Greg> confusing/contradictory :(

It could not figure this out by myself. Thanks for your explanation.
-> Shouldn't the second "Clean: No" changed in something like "In use"
or "Busy"?

    >> Is anything wrong with the raid?

    Greg> No. "Parity status:" says 'clean', so things are fine.

That's the good news! :-) The problem was simply whom to believe...