Unexpected SU+J inconsistency AGAIN -- please, don't shift topic to ZFS!
ivoras at freebsd.org
Thu Feb 28 14:19:59 UTC 2013
On 28/02/2013 11:31, Lev Serebryakov wrote:
> WD disks are in software RAID5 with geom_raid5 (from ports, but I'm
> active maintainer of it).
> Disks are in "Default" configuration: WC and NCQ are enabled.
> I know, that FS guys could blame geom_raid5, as it could delay real
> write up to 15 seconds, but it never "lies" about writes (it doesn't
> mark BIOs complete till they are really sent to disk) and I could
> not reproduce any problems with it on many hours tests on VMs (and I
> don't want to experiment a lot on real hardware, as it contains my
> real data).
> Maybe, it is subtile interference between raid5 implementation and
> SU+J, but in such case I want to understand what does raid5 do
You guessed correctly, I was going to blame geom_raid5 :)
Is this a production setup you have? Can you afford to destroy it and
re-create it for the purpose of testing, this time with geom_raid3
(which should be synchronous with respect to writes)?
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