drive failure during rebuild causes page fault

Joe Rhett jrhett at
Fri May 20 16:11:02 PDT 2005

On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 08:21:13AM +0200, Søren Schmidt wrote:
> On 19/05/2005, at 2.20, Joe Rhett wrote:
> >Soren, I've just retested all of this with 5.4-REL and most of the  
> >problems
> >listed here are solved.  The only problems appear to be related to  
> >these
> >ghost arrays that appear when it finds a drive that was taken offline
> >earlier.  For example, pull a drive and then reboot the system.
> This depends heavily on the metadata format used, some of them simply  
> doesn't have the info to avoid this and some just ignores the problem.
		..		.. 
> You need to overwrite the metadata (se above) which are located in  
> different places again depending on metadata format.
So where is it located with the sil3114 controler?
(same as 3112, but with 4 ports...)

Is there anything I can do with userland utilities?

> ATA mkIII is exactly about getting ata-raid rewritten from the old  
> cruft that originally was written before even ATA-ng was done, so yes  
> I'd expect it to behave better but not necessarily solve all your  
> problems as some of them might be "features" of the metadata
So what do I need to know to determine the problem?

Joe Rhett
senior geek

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