Subject: Re: ffs crash after raid reconfiguration
To: Greg Oster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kazushi (Jam) Marukawa <email@example.com>
Date: 07/21/2001 04:33:53
On Jul 21, 2:47, Greg Oster wrote:
> Subject: Re: ffs crash after raid reconfiguration
> Ummm... The autoconfig is not supposed to care what components are on
> what drives, and what ID's those drives might be at. Can you send me the
> 'dmesg' from this boot?
It was working like you explained long time ago. However,
it is not working in such a way now. So, I was just
thinking something was changed in the codes... However, you
said it should work correctly. Maybe, I misconfigured it?
biomask ef47 netmask ff67 ttymask ffe7
Kernelized RAIDframe activated
boot device: wd0
root on wd0a dumps on wd0b
root file system type: ffs
RAIDFRAME: protectedSectors is 64
raidlookup on device: /dev/wd4e failed!
RAIDframe seems to try to configure raid system
automatically, so I thought the 'auto-configuration flag' was
on. However, I'm not sure about it. Probably, I should
"raidctl -A yes" once later... Ouch, I looked at the status
of my raid. It said clearly "Autoconfig: No". Sorry.
This is the reason why renamed drives are not recognized
> > the system with "raidctl -c raid0.conf raid0". I mounted
> > raid0 without fsck because it was clean.
> You did a normal shutdown to remove the failed drive, right?
> > following message and trace.
> > start = 2187, len = 117, fs = /home
> /home is on raid0 I take it?
> > I guess there may be a problem around the raid
> > reconfiguration. Today and last time, I experienced panics
> > when I start the system without reboot after the
> > reconfiguration.
> Sorry... I'm not sure what you mean here. Please explain with a bit more
> detail. If the 'raidctl -I 1234' has been done, and autoconfiguration is
> turned on, then it shouldn't matter where the components are and what
> ID's the drives are at -- the autoconfig code is supposed to find them,
> sort out which ones belong to what sets, and glue the appropriate ones
> together. Can you also send me the output of 'raidctl -s raid0'?
> (for whatever state raid0 is in now.)
I'm not talking about why it is not auto-configured. Sorry.
I'm talking about the crash after hand re-configuration.
The reason of no auto-configuration become clear like above.
Thank you about that. The flag was turned off once
probably after first crash, then I haven't turned it on.
Anyway, what I wanted to say was this. Both time, RAIDframe
failed to configure. I changed the configuration file and
manually reconfigured them. I mean that I changed
/etc/raid0.conf and executed "raidctl -c /etc/raid0.conf
raid0". For example, I can reboot the machine at this time.
However, both time I didn't reboot the machine. I just
configured, fscked (if it's necessary), mounted, and
continued the system. Then, system was crashed. So, I was
wondering it might work without crash if I rebooted the
On the other hand, there is a possibility of real file
system corruption although there is no errors on other
drives this time and it was crashed just after fsck last
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