RAID Gone Wild - One Array Split Into Two
hakmi at rogers.com
Sun Mar 1 17:53:28 PST 2009
This is known problem with FreeBSD and ICH7..ICH8..ICH9 chipsets. There is a patch for it:
I though didn't test the patch, and funny thing, I posted earlier today asking if anyone had tried out that patch.
Hope this helps, keep me posted if you're able to bring it online.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Alex Kirk
> Sent: March 1, 2009 8:20 PM
> To: Jamie
> Cc: questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: RAID Gone Wild - One Array Split Into Two
> >> Does anyone have a clue how I can fix this, preferably while
> >> retaining my data? I could wipe the box if necessary, but
> I'd really
> >> prefer not to, as that would be a huge pain in the butt.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Alex Kirk
> > I would begin by going into the raid BIOS at bootup to see what
> > containers are now configured. If everything is hosed up in
> there the
> > OS isn't going to be able to fix anything.
> > - Jamie
> Sorry, should have already gone over this.
> The RAID BIOS is terrible - my options are "Create Array", "Delete
> Array", "Reset Disk States", and "Exit". It shows only the
> one array,
> but all four disks show as Offline Member in red there. I'm just
> concerned that if I reset the array or delete it, the state
> table (or
> whatever other magic is involved in making RAID work) will get hosed
> up and the data will be unrecoverable.
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