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Re: [opensuse] mdadm keeps breaking my array
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:54:00 +0000
  • Message-id: <200901261554.01067.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 26 January 2009 10:11:12 Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
On 2009-01-25T09:44:21, Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Trigger only one side of the array each time - IMO.

Both disks passed the extended (long) test (whew!), so that narrows
down the problem to the cabling, or maybe the controller card.

Well, not necessarily.

If it was a read error, rebuilding the error may have rewritten the
sector, and that might have caused it to be remapped to one of the
spares; so the error may now be "gone".

Cabling errors may be flukes though, maybe you pressed the connector in
better now ;-)

Well, I did a reboot this morning, and /dev/md0 failed the automatic fsck,
forcing me to do a manual fsck. There was a whole heap of lost inodes,
bad block mapping, multiple block mapping etc. So maybe the array
instability was a software problem, not hardware related.

Anyway, all's well now, thanks.

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