Subject: bin/29158: raidctl(8) states that reading kernel from raid set is not possible
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/30/2005 06:46:00
>Number:         29158
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       raidctl(8) states that reading kernel from raid set is not possible
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jan 30 06:46:00 +0000 2005
>Originator:     Anders Dinsen
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0
Anders Dinsen  
(+45) 28 18 49 25
System: NetBSD 2.0 NetBSD 2.0 (GENERIC) #0: Wed Dec  1 10:58:25 UTC 2004 builds@build:/big/builds/ab/netbsd-2-0-RELEASE/i386/200411300000Z-obj/big/builds/ab/netbsd-2-0-RELEASE/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386 

Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	In raidctl(8) man page, it is stated that it is not possible to
	read the kernel from a raid set. This is not correct on i386
	and presumably other architectures and the NetBSD guide correctly
	shows how this can be done.
	Type ``man raidctl''
--- raidctl.8   23 May 2004 11:01:11 -0000
+++ raidctl.8   30 Jan 2005 06:44:39 -0000
@@ -169,7 +169,6 @@
 All components of the set must be of type
 in the disklabel.
-Note that the kernel being booted must currently reside on a non-RAID set.
 .It Fl B Ar dev
 Initiate a copyback of reconstructed data from a spare disk to
 its original disk.
@@ -1208,7 +1207,7 @@
 Note that kernels can only be directly read from RAID 1 components on
-alpha and pmax architectures.
+some architectures (e.g. alpha, i386, pmax and sparc).
 On those architectures, the
 file system is recognized by the bootblocks, and will properly load the