FreeBSD documentation help - new graid3 page.
mark at legios.org
Fri Jan 13 01:36:26 UTC 2012
I've written up a (very) rough draft (attached) of a graid3 page for
the FreeBSD manual and would love some input.
I'm not going to pretend to know how to write in DocBook, so I
apologise for the low-tech plain text nature of it, but as mentioned at
this point it's still very much a draft and I'm looking for some
The main issue I'm having is explaining how RAID3 actually works. While
I get it in principle, I'm not sure how the sector size vs. byte-level
striping stuff works, nor do I know the algorithm used for calculating
the default sector size when creating a new array.
Sadly I don't have access to FreeBSD box at the moment so I can't look
through the source code and see this information.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I've also credited Tom
Rhodes and Murray Stokely since my documentation is based on their RAID0
Also, it's possible that people will see this page as unneccesary but I
thought it might be nice to have it.
PS. Also note there's some asterisks in the page, this is for footnotes
on the number of bytes by default and about switches which change this
functionality respectively. I've also asked pjd@ for some implementation
information too, but knowing he's insanely busy I'd prefer to not hassle
him if possible.
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