From: <linux_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Tue Sep 23 2003 - 09:24:02 CST

  I've recently taken an old machine and a couple of old 1 GB drives and
set them up as a software Raid-1 on the secondary IDE. The whole process
took less than half an hour and was slick as snot on a pump handle.

It's happily running and then it occured to me, no where in the
documentation that I've read does it say what this thing is going to do if
there is a failure on one of the disks, or what I do to deal with it. I'd
like to assume the failure is reported, I swap the offending disk, it
rebuilds itself, and off we go again but I just don't know.

So here's the list of questions

Is the failure only reported on the restart when it tries to initialize
the Raid?

Is it reported at the console if the machine is already running?

What if I'm in X.

Will it hang on boot if it tries to start up the Raid with a dead or
floundering drive?

What is involved in the recovery?

Is there a way to simulate a failure on one one of the disks?

Received on Tue Sep 23 09:24:02 2003

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