Subject: Re: progress bar problem while reconstructing RAIDframe disk
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/13/2005 13:49:19
On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 01:15:16PM +0200, Jukka Salmi wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using RAIDframe (level 1) on a 3.99.3 i386 system with two IDE disks.
> Becuase of a problem I was having with one of the drives, and decided to
> switch the drives. Luckily I had a spare, so I could do this by
> 	- replacing drive A (original wd0) with the spare
> 	- reconstructing onto the spare
> 	- replacing drive B (original wd1) with drive A
> 	- reconstructin onto drive A
> 	- replacing the spare with drive B
> 	- reconstructing onto drive B
> The toughest part of this process was to not mix the drives while switching
> them around...
> Eventually everything went fine; however, while reconstructing the disks
> I noticed a problem: the first time I reconstructed, the progress bar
> stalled at 29% and ETA constantly increased until reconstruction eventually
> succeeded. During the other two reconstructions, the progress bar always
> printed 0% and ETA 0:00 until it completed. However, reconstruction was
> always successful (AFAICT), and never took longer than expected.
> What could be the source if this problem?

There were some 32-bit overflow problems with raidctl which Greg fixed
recently - I saw some 64 bit values were being returned properly, but
were being stored in 32 bit values.

(it's time for me to squeeze out of the closet and own up to being