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Re: Too much time wasted installing fedora on raid1



Paul P Komkoff Jr wrote:
> Replying to Arjan van de Ven:
> 
>>>Because it _is_ brand spanking new (and thus unclean from a RAID point
>>>of view)?
>>
>>but.. it might as well be marked clean. there's no information in
>>never-used parts of the disk after all... so why sync it instead of
>>pretending it's synced perfectly fine....
> 
> 
> raid1 means that contents of both mirrors are exactly the same. Just
> after creation, this is obviously not true. Linux MD implementation
> solving this problem by synching it.

No but if you plan to format the partition right after creating the
RAID, which is usually the case, you can force the raid clean: sectors
will only be written (and written clean to both disks), never read
first. Well at least on paper.


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