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Re: replacing a hot-swap disk

On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 11:45:31AM -0500, Steven Bellovin wrote:
> I need to replace a failing disk on a server.  The hardware is hot- 
> swap SATA; can NetBSD handle removing and replacing it without a  
> reboot?  I'd quiesce the device (by failing it with 'raidctl -f')  
> first.  The replacement disk is not the same model, but has the same  
> number of sectors.

I think the kernel will deal with it, eventually with a timeout and
reset on the first command. But this could be  controller-dependant

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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