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Re: CVS commit: src/sys/dev/raidframe

On Apr 2, 10:33am, (Greg Troxel) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/dev/raidframe

| It seems there are 3 behaviors for root
|   1) don't change the root device (old behavior with -A yes)

That does autoconfig for raid and does not deal with root at all.

|   2) if root is on a component, change root to the raid, otherwise don't
|   change.

This behavior did not exist before my commit. It is now only turned on with
-A root. 

|   3) force the root device to be the raid (old behavior with -A root)

This does not exist anymore. You can currently:

    1. boot -a
    2. make a kernel that has root on raidx

    1. add the ability to pass the root name through the bootblocks/userconf
    2. add a raidctl -A forceroot and obey that.

| It seems to me that the behavior 1 (not in case 2) isn't useful, and
| that we could make behavior 2 the default behavior, with 3 with -A yes.

Yes, I think you are right. There could be an issue with having wd0a being
the real root and then a raid component on wd0e... In that case do we want
to make wd0e the root device because it is on the same drive?

| Is there any reason why someone would not want to use the raid for root
| when a) the system booted from a component and b) it's marked
| autoconfigurable?  If anything, I think there should be a way to disable
| autoconfiguration.

See above... There is a way to disable autoconfiguration, but there is
currently no easy way to get the old behavior? What do you think we should


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