call for testing, dmraid in rawhide

Peter Jones pjones at
Wed Dec 14 01:15:30 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 21:24 +0100, Alexandra Jacquot wrote:

> My box is installed there on two sata disk:
> [root at jack ~]# dmraid -r
> /dev/sda: nvidia, "nvidia_egeafiab", mirror, ok, 390721966 sectors,
> data@ 0
> /dev/sdb: nvidia, "nvidia_egeafiab", mirror, ok, 390721966 sectors,
> data@ 0

Ok, so this is a dmraid which is BIOS assisted, and so we'd treat it as
1 disk...

[ stuff about normal software raid trimmed ]

> What do you mean in "2)"? I have partition tables on the raid (lvm
> stuff) _and_ raid on partitions..

#2 in my caveats is specifically about bios-supported raid.  Putting
perfectly normal logical volumes or software raids on top of dmraid
devices should work fine.

> Is this supported, am I failing in the 6) category? I was planning a
> reinstall but cannot afford loosing datavg

If you can't afford to lose data, rawhide isn't for you.


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