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Re: reiserfs/md1/failure/threads

On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 04:45:08PM +0200, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> On this suspicion, my relationships with reiserfs 3.6 are closed, as far as 
> amd64 is concerned.
> That involves reinstalling amd 64 etch, I imagine. Could I start from raid1 
> installed and simply reform the file system or is it better start from 
> scratch (I mean even to clarify the matter 32/64)? Perhaps it will be easier 
> for me to start from scratch. Is it any suggestion about the install CD (to 
> go then to a net install)?

Well I know how I did my conversions of filesystems before, but it is
more tricky (but takes less time).

I dropped one disk out of the raid, created a new degraded raid with it,
and made a filesystem on it, copied the data with cp -ax from the
current filesystem to the new one, then rebooted to the new filesystem
and added the old filesystem raid drive to the new raid.

It might be simpler to just reinstall though using whatever method you
used before.  You should be able to reuse the partition setup from
before, and just tell it to reassemble the raids and then pick the
filesystem and mount points again.

Of courses there is a small chance that you are dealing with a hardware
problem such as memory or cpu or perhaps the disk (although with a raid
a disk error shouldn't behave as you are seeing).

Len Sorensen

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