SiI 3132 goes crazy and marks both disks as "Reserved" after
cam at eleventhhourfx.com
Mon Jul 18 07:03:14 UTC 2011
On Monday, July 18, 2011 05:09:24 AM perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> Lev Serebryakov <lev at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > Hello, Freebsd-hardware.
> > I've added SiI 3132-based controller with two SATA disks to
> > system, and almost lost my sanity: "gstripe" configuration
> > becomes lost after each reboot. After some investigation,
> > I found, that after each reboot last sector of disk contains
> > SiI meta-information instead of GEOM:STRIPE one.
> > SiI RAID uitility shows disks as "Reserved disks," but refuse
> > to delete RAID volume, as here is no one.
> > How to reset this state? And where SiI controller store
> > information (additional to last sector)?
> Dunno what-all else may be needed, but one way to preserve the SiI
> metadata would be, instead of gstriping the disks themselves, make
> a slice (MBR) or partition (GPT) on each disk -- a little smaller
> than the whole disk -- and gstripe those slices or partitions.
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