Vinum in FreeBSD 4.x branch

Stijn Hoop stijn at
Fri May 2 07:05:37 PDT 2003

On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 03:44:42PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Thursday, 24 April 2003 at  9:16:53 +0200, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 09:01:56AM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >> On Wednesday, 23 April 2003 at 16:48:34 +0100, Duncan Young wrote:
> >>>
> >>> 1) No root disk support (well I last time I checked it didn't).  This is
> >>> main reason not to use vinum.
> >>
> >> As has been mentioned in this thread already, this is no longer the
> >> case.
> >
> > On -STABLE, or -CURRENT only? 
> On both, but the methods are different.
> > Is there a document available that describes the setup?
> I have something for -CURRENT at
>  It should be in the man pages
> for both, but unfortunately that part isn't done yet :-(

A great read, but indeed unfortunate that this isn't yet described in
the -STABLE case. Hopefully it will be in the near future, your time

As an aside, can you tell me how I can fake a faulty drive in a RAID-5
configuration? I'm trying to simulate a disk crash, so as to determine
the correct procedure for reviving a disk if that happens, but my
first attempt to do so went wrong. I tried to simulate a disk crash
by dd'ing /dev/zero over the entire disk (because I also wanted to test
the whole disk), but then vinum wouldn't let me issue the 'rebuildparity'
command. I suspect because the slice and disklabel information was also



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