Fedora Rel-Eng Meeting Recap 2007-MAY-21

Jarod Wilson jwilson at redhat.com
Wed May 23 21:15:06 UTC 2007

Jarod Wilson wrote:
> John Poelstra wrote:
>> == F7 Blocker Status ==
>> * blocker list is down to 45 at the moment
>> * wwoods
>>   * believe that mdraid is higher priority than iwl3945 because it 
>> keeps people from being able to install/upgrade, especially people who 
>> are using RAID on IDE drives in FC6 - i.e. people who have been with 
>> us a while. the hard-core folx we wanna keep.
> I've got an mdraid box I'm trying to try out the latest fixes on, but 
> ran into an interesting issue with the host protected area on one of my 
> drives. The older pata drivers happily used this area for storage, 
> ignoring bios requests not to use it. The new libata drivers actually 
> respect it. As a result, one of the drives in my mdraid set was 
> unusable, because the partition table shows one of the partitions 
> extends beyond the last legal sector of the drive. Fun.
> I've just reinstalled FC6 on the box, using only drives NOT impacted by 
> this so as to actually test the mdraid upgrade path, but it'll be 
> tomorrow before I get to it now.

Okay, fc6 mdraid to f7 upgrading via anaconda works for me now.

> Once that's done, I'll see what I can do to see if the kernel option 
> libata.ignore_hpa can be used to help those who don't really wanna nuke 
> their entire system to move from FC6 to F7.

Starting in on this right now...

Jarod Wilson
jwilson at redhat.com

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