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

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 19:43:03 EDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> -Dan

My x86_64 raid system booted fine. It has a modified /etc/mdadm.conf
and use RAID5.

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