[arch-dev-public] [signoff] mdadm-2.6.8-2
dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 11:30:29 EDT 2009
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am Montag 09 März 2009 schrieb Eric Bélanger:
>> 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.
> Dan if you use simple raid hook just replace it with mdadm.
> If you want to change to a mdadm.conf assembling run as root:
> # to get just running md devices
> mdadm -Ds >>mdadm.conf
> # detecting by superblock
> mdadm -Es >> mdadm.conf
> If you use normal command line assembling you don't need to change anything
> and just replace raid with mdadm in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf to test this.
> mkinitcpio -p kernel26
> and it should work.
> I replaced my command line assembling with mdadm.conf one, it's much cleaner
> now :)
Worked good for me after a reboot, and I like not having to hardcode
anything on the GRUB line anymore.
Is this going to be documented somewhere, such as in the default
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