Subject: Re: RAIDframe works fine, but I'm wondering...
To: Jorgen Lundman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Oster <email@example.com>
Date: 07/25/2000 09:14:52
Jorgen Lundman writes:
> Greg Oster wrote:
> > They won't fall over, but you'll be wasting space on the larger > disks...
> > In this case, 5GB on the one disk, and 15GB on the other.. (It'll > work ju
> > fine, if you're content in wasting 20GB of space :) ) One thing you > coul
> d do
> > here is to make 3 30GB partitions, and use those for 1 RAID set, and > then
> > use the other 5+15GB for something else... (e.g. you could do a RAID > 1 se
> > on 5GB, and then leave the other 10GB for 'temporary space' or > something.
> That's disgusting :) Is there any real valid reason why it can't handle
> disks of varying sizes in _raid0_ ? (not striped presumably) ?
No one has written the code to make it do so? :) (The code right now
enforces the condition that the used part of all components is the same size.
This requirement would have to change, for a start. Then one would just need
to put together a file similar to src/sys/dev/raidframe/rf_raid0.c to handle
the slightly different mapping. A little bit of glue in a few other places,
and it should 'just work' :) )
> Raid is so much easier to setup compared to ccd.
:) I'm happy to hear someone say that :)