isw device for volume broken after opensuse livecd boot

Tiago Freitas tiago.frt at
Thu Sep 27 21:58:58 UTC 2007

The third disk was already in but not part of the array, and I chose
it to rebuild in OROM bios. As I never did a rebuild before (the pc is
two weeks old and this is my first raid) I don't know how the process
is done.
Should I have chosen one of the array members to rebuild?

I have all the data backed up in an external disk, I just wanted to
help fix the bug in OROM because it's weird and may happen again. But
I can't wait too much time because I will need the pc up and running

The size difference is really weird too because both disks were
manufactured in Jully 2007 and have the exact same model...maybe
that's what triggered the failure?
I'm gonna test the disks in Hitachi Fitness tool to be sure they are good.

On 9/27/07, Fang, Ying <ying.fang at> wrote:
> Tiago,
> Eric Hall and I try to reproduce your issue and if we succeed, will test
> a rescue procedure.
> I'd like to confirm if you put the third disk in and chose to the
> rebuild option in OROM.
> I don't know why one disk is smaller than the other. The total sector
> number is reported to DMRAID by the SCSI device driver. Both DMRAID and
> iMSM take the smallest size for a RAID array if the sizes of an array
> are different.
> Thanks,
> Ying

More information about the Ataraid-list mailing list