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Re: raidframe, autoconfigure, and spares

In article <>,
Robert Elz  <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost> wrote:
>Is there any way to (more simply than running commands
>after each boot) have a raidframe (raid1 or raid5) set
>be bother uatoconfiguring, and have hot spares?
>I can add the spare easily ... raidctl -a /dev/wdxP raidN
>(and the partition used is of type RAID in the disklabel of wdx)
>but after a reboot, it is gone again.   I assume this is
>related to ...
>   -a component dev
>         Add component as a hot spare for the device dev.  Component
>         labels (which identify the location of a given component within a
>         particular RAID set) are automatically added to the hot spare
>         after it has been used and are not required for component before
>         it is used.
>which suggests that nothing happens to the spare when it is added.
>That makes it kind of difficult for the raid autoconfigure code
>to find it, I would guess.
>Is there some way to get a component label added, marking the spare
>as belonging to this raidset, and being a spare?

No, there isn't. I asked Greg a couple of years ago. It would be a nice thing
to add.


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