Subject: Re: RAIDFrame Recommendation: No Marriage Until Reconstruction is Finished
To: Caffeinate The World <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Oster <email@example.com>
Date: 04/16/2003 13:47:37
Caffeinate The World writes:
> One thing I'd like to see having worked through this experience is
> during reconstruct, the spare shouldn't be considered a raid set until
> reconstruction is finished.
It shouldn't.... in fact, the code is supposed to make sure it *doesn't*
turn it into a valid component unless the reconstruct finishes. I'm
betting there is a bug in there somewhere though, where if the reconstruct
fails abnormally that it *may* mark it as a good component. I need to
investigate that further.
> Like in my situation where the master drive had a bad block that render
> the crash, then endless reboot cycle because the reconstruction wasn't
> finished when it crashed. Consequently no init and friends could be
> found to boot from.
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