ZFS - hot spares : automatic or not?

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at quip.cz
Tue Jan 11 13:24:04 UTC 2011

Dan Langille wrote:
> On 1/4/2011 11:52 AM, John Hawkes-Reed wrote:


>> As far as our testing could discover, it's not automatic.
>> I wrote some Ugly Perl that's called by devd when it spots a drive-fail
>> event, which seemed to DTRT when simulating a failure by pulling a drive.
> Without such a script, what is the value in creating hot spares?

IMHO hot spares are totally useless in the current state (in FreeBSD).

I think there should be some strong warning somewhere (in man zpool?). 
Some users can be misleaded otherwise.

Miroslav Lachman

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