URGENT: Need help rebuilding iir RAID5 array with failed drive

Steven Hartland killing at multiplay.co.uk
Sun Jun 29 14:43:02 UTC 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Benjamin Close" <Benjamin.Close at clearchain.com>

> Perhaps a lesson as developers we should take from this, is to put a 
> warning in ata about raid5. It's fooled Garret into believing he had a 
> raid5, how many others are also using ata believing their raid5 is a 
> raid5. We should warn people in the future rather than just saying 'its 
> in the docs'. A kernel warning at attach is much more visible.

Although it is more visible, personally I would prefer it to just fail
instead of proceeding. RAID5 is not RAID5 without parity so why even
allow it to continue and hence risk such an unrecoverable situation?


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