[arch-dev-public] [signoff] mdadm-2.6.8-2

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 18:08:29 EDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 1:23 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)
> Attention:
> Tested normal raid 1 setup with and without mdadm.conf modified.
> Not tested yet uuid assembling from commandline and partitionable raid!
> Will test this soon, if an other dev wants to test, please do so :)

How do I test this, and or use this rather than the [raid] hook? Can
you show an example mkinitcpio.conf HOOKS line?


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