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Re: Software RAID support

On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 07:35:38PM +0200, Paul Fleischer wrote:
> On Sunday 02 May 2004 03:16, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > Paul,
> >
> > Now that beta4 is out, what are your plans of getting mdcfg and
> > partman-md uploaded to get some testing?
> As I am not sure how to go about it, I have no plans. But I am very 
> interrested in getting them uploaded, so that we can get a larger testing 
> base. 
> > What's the status of these programs?
> Actually, they are quite useable. mdcfg currently only supports RAID1, but it 
> can easily be extended.
> There are three major showstoppers for a sucessfull installation with software 
> RAID right now:
> 1) Neither the grub nor the lilo installer can handle md-devices it at all. 
> They fail miserably when both /boot and / partitions are md-devices. 

You sure? When I last played with RAID1 and mdadm, I had GRUB doing funky
stuff with everything being on MD devices.
> 2) The initrd image generated by mkinitrd only activates the first md-device 
> for some weird reason.

mkinitrd is fussy, the mirror must be fully built and healthy to be used.


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