large RAID volume partition strategy
tom.hurst at clara.net
Sat Aug 18 01:09:14 PDT 2007
* Vivek Khera (vivek at khera.org) wrote:
> I'll investigate this option. Does anyone know the stability
> reliability of the mpt(4) driver on CURRENT? Is it out of GIANT lock
> yet? It was hard to tell from the TODO list if it is entirely free of
> GIANT or not.
Yes, mpt(4) was made MPSAFE in revision 1.41, about 3 months ago:
I've not seen any stability issues with mpt in either of our test
systems, running heavy MySQL load over >20 spindles and a couple of
> My only fear of this is that once this system is in production, that's
> pretty much it. Maintenance windows are about 1 year apart, usually
Best temper your fear with some thorough testing then. If you are going
to use ZFS in such a situation, though, I might be strongly tempted to
use Solaris instead.
Why the long gaps between maintenance?
Thomas 'Freaky' Hurst
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