[arch-dev-public] A test mdadm package with new hook and install file

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 17:42:02 EST 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 4:33 PM, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10651
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/9122
> both states raid is broken for more complex setups.
> According to my earlier mail about assembling raid arrays i wrote a new hook
> and install file.
> It uses mdassemble.static from mdadm tarball which is smaller than
> mdadm.static and does the assembling job and loading of the needed raid
> module.
> How does it work:
> - If a an array is defined on users system /etc/mdadm.conf, the file will be
>  added to initramfs and used for the assembling things.
> - If no array was defined it falls back to commandline assembling and a
>  madm.conf file will be created on the fly during bootup.
>  Old command line syntax wasn't changed, uuid support is added
>  (eg. md=0,0900878d:f95f6057:c39a36e9:55efa61b)
> thoughts on it?
> built x86_64 package and other files are here:
> http://dev.archlinux.org/~tpowa/mdadm/
> Attention:
> Tested normal raid 1 setup with and without mdadm.conf modified.
> Not tested yet uuid assembling from commandline and partitionable raid!

I just looked at the initramfs stuff and it looks good. Maybe I'll
take one of my unused laptops and make a bunk raid array on it for
testing. :)

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