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Re: [opensuse] mdadm keeps breaking my array
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:23:27 +0000
  • Message-id: <200901232023.27171.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 23 January 2009 18:57:48 Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
On Friday 2009 January 23 12:14:42 Bob Williams wrote:

Does this mean that sdd is failing and needs to be replaced? I sort of
know the answer I'm going to get, but thought I'd check here first, in
case I was missing something obvious.

Could be cable, controller, disk, or even some rare kernel bug, but it
is probably the disk. If you can get the RAID1 sync'd and healthy
again, you might try, shutting down, swapping the cables, and seeing if
the problem follows the disk or the cable.

Actually, what I forgot to mention, is the two drives are attached to a
PCI SATA-RAID controller card. I rebooted the computer after posting my
last message, and on entering the card's setup, it appears the card has
also got these drives setup as a RAID1 array (I must have set this up
myself, sometime. Probably in a previous computer). I destroyed this
array, so the two drives are independent at this level, and rebooted.

This time, mdadm --manage is rebuilding the array again. After 90 minutes,
it's showing

#cat /proc/mdstat
Personalities : [raid1]
md0 : active raid1 sdd1[1] sdc1[0]
976759864 blocks super 1.0 [2/1] [U_]
[===>.................] recovery = 17.9% (174884480/976759864)
finish=550.0min speed=24294K/sec
bitmap: 124/466 pages [496KB], 1024KB chunk

unused devices: <none>

so I'll be optimistic, and assume the two RAID setups were tripping over
each other.

If it fails again, I'll try your suggestion.


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