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Re: RAID 5

I believe that since you are using the 2.2 series, you will need to use
the regular raidtools package.

The raidtools2 package is great (and required) for recent (2.4) series

One note however, when you do end up upgrading to 2.4 after it comes out
and is deamed stable, raidtools2 *does* have the ability to upgrade your
arrays to the new style raid devices (which rock - hotplug kicks).

so go with the regular package for now since it's proven stable. The
raidtools2 is there for people like me who can't stand running stock
kernels and love to have the latest stuff break our prodution boxes.


On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, R. W. Rodolico wrote:

> I am trying to get RAID 5 up and running under potato. I have four 4.5G
> SCSI drives (sda-sdd) that were originally set up as a RAID device on
> this same machine under RedHat. Now, I'm very confused as to whether to
> use raidtools or raidtools2. raidtools2 says I must patch the kernel,
> but I can find no patches for the 2.2.17 kernel that comes with potato.
> I actually hoped that the kernel was already patched since it came with
> the RAID 5 module.
> I have tried it with raidtools and raidtools5. I have the RAID 5 module
> installed. I get errors about "read_ahead not defined" in /proc/mdstat,
> and all four devices are listed but show they are not used.
> Have tried to make the raid device with raidtools and raidtools2. No
> luck. Not sure I'm doing the raidtools creation correctly, but have
> created /etc/raidtab from the samples, modified for my configuration.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Rod
> R. W. Rodolico
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