Re: cciss vs IDE (was: lvm with raid)
On Fri, 2 Jul 2004 16:22, Michael Loftis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > If you have a hot-spare disk in the machine then you can have it take the
> > place of a disk that dies while the machine is running and then replace
> > the defective hardware during a scheduled maintenance time.
> Except that in my experience a dead IDE drive takes the whole system with
> it even with MD RAID, the system just locks up. (yes even on say three
> 'independent' channels).
That hasn't been my experience, maybe I haven't had a drive die in th right
way. All the disk failures I have experienced have had read errors be the
It's expected that a drive electronics failure will take out any other drives
on the same cable. If a drive starts drawing excessive current then it can
cause the entire system to hang (lack of power for the CPU and other
devices), but I wouldn't imagine that to be common.
Maybe you encountered a bug in the device driver or the hardware? In either
case it would be interesting to repeat the test and file bug reports if it
appears to be kernel code.
> YMMV of course...I've kind of thought about doing another experiment here
> lately I've got a handful of older drives at home that I've thought about
> trying failure scenarios (c'mon, don't tell me you're not the least bit
> interested in taking a ball peen hammer to a drive in a running system!!!)
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