RAID-3? (was: cvs commit: src MAINTAINERS)

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at
Sat Aug 21 01:37:58 PDT 2004

On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 06:02:07PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
+> On Saturday, 21 August 2004 at 10:06:14 +0200, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
+> > So as you can see there are no difference in reading (actually
+> > reading in degraded mode is even a bit faster, hard to say why).
+> I would have half expected this.  If you're reading parity as well,
+> then without spindle sync it will take longer for three I/Os to
+> complete than 2.

I'm not sure if I understand you well...
In RAID3, when array is complete you don't use parity component for
reading at all. So in complete mode, as well as in degraded mode RAID3
is using only two components for reading.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek             
pjd at                 
FreeBSD committer                         Am I Evil? Yes, I Am!
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