bsd at bathnetworks.com
Fri Apr 22 14:15:30 PDT 2005
On Fri, 2005-04-22 at 21:11, Timothy Radigan wrote:
> Hi all,
> Ok, I'm still having trouble with vinum, I got it to load at start, but the
> vinum.autostart="YES" in /boot/loader.conf returns a "vinum: no drives
> found" message.
> I had the mirrored set up and running before the reboot and the file system
> was mounted and everything, I even made sure to issue a "saveconfig" in
> vinum to make sure the configuration was written to the drives.
> There is no mention of anything else in the Handbook or in the Complete
> FreeBSD chapter on Vinum that describes how to get the configured drives
> loaded at boot up. Am I missing something?
> Here is my /etc/vinum.conf:
> drive a device /dev/ad1
> drive b device /dev/ad2
> volume mirror
> plex org concat
> sd length 38146m drive a
> plex org concat
> sd length 38146m drive b
Not sure if this helps but there is a note in the handbook errata:
(31 Oct 2004, updated on 12 Nov 2004) The vinum(4) subsystem works on
5.3, but it can cause a system panic at boot time. As a workaround you
can add vinum_load="YES" to /boot/loader.conf.
As an alternative you can also use the new geom(4)-based vinum(4)
subsystem. To activate the geom(4)-aware vinum at boot time, add
geom_vinum_load="YES" to /boot/loader.conf and remove start_vinum="YES"
in /etc/rc.conf if it exists.
While some uncommon configurations, such as multiple vinum drives on a
disk, are not supported, it is generally backward compatible. Note that
for the geom(4)-aware vinum, its new userland control program, gvinum,
should be used, and it is not yet feature-complete.
Mind you, I had a similar problem to you and failed to get it to work.
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