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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for June 9, 2000



> miquels@cistron.nl (Miquel van Smoorenburg) writes:
> 
> > In article <cistron.20000609051505.A30783@debian.org>,
> > BugScan reporter  <debian-devel@lists.debian.org, bugscan@debian.org> wrote:
> > >Package: sysvinit (debian/main)
> > >Maintainer: Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>
> > >[HELP] Need fix. (RB)
> > >  61227  Kernel panic/filesystem corruption if swapping started while software   RAID resyncing
> > >[FIX] Patch included (MS, Apr 9)
> > 
> > I uploaded a fixed version to incoming last weekend. However this issue
> > is not relevant to normal Debian systems - I understand it's only an
> > issue for people running the experimental RAID 0.90 and then only the
> > ones that have their swap on a RAID array.
> 
> Having swap on a RAID array is a well-documented, explicitly-forbidden
> practice that is just a quick-and-easy way to fsck yourself.

There was a discussions on this on linux-raid. There are ways to do it on 
RAID1. You are still at big risk to shoot yourself in the arse with a bazooka 
but if set properly it will work.

> 
> Of course, there I go again, thinking people might read docs...:-(
> 
> > So it's up to the release manager to decide if this should go into
> > potato, or that the bug should be downgraded to 'wishlist'.
> 
> Personally, I believe this to be a non-bug, but if it is considered a
> bug, it should certainly be against the kernel, not sysvinit, and it
> should definitely be 'wishlist'.

Agree. In order to be userfriendly it requires wrappers around all raid utils, 
and swapon. And unless there is someone to write these it is a wishlist ;-)

> 
> Mike.
> 
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