Re: a simpler software RAID/partition suggestions?

From: P.T. Breuer (
Date: 02/05/04

Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 16:20:14 +0100

Robert Nagle <> wrote:
> I think RAID gives a lot of messages, and sometimes it's unclear
> whether it's normal or not normal.

What kind of RAID?

> For example, when creating a new raid array, I noticed that it
> required time to resync everything (this, on a fresh array!).
> It happens every time. I can't figure out why.

Why can't you figure out why? Isn't it obvious to you? If you are
talking about RAID5 (you do not say!) then it has to calculate the
parity bit stripe. That's the whole point of it.

> It does not show the
> RAID as failing though.

Eh? If something did fail, mdstat would show it.

> Hopefully this will not be a problem once I'm

What will not be a problem?

> booting from grub and not from the CD.


> BTW, do you live in Texas, (I live in Houston).