Subject: Re: RAIDFrame Recommendation: No Marriage Until Reconstruction is Finished
To: Caffeinate The World <>
From: Greg Oster <>
List: current-users
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.
> Thomas
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Greg Oster