[CentOS] Centos and Software RAID

David Thompson thomas at cs.wisc.edu
Tue May 30 12:55:00 UTC 2006

Mark Schoonover wrote:
>Software RAID works fine, as long as there's no problems.

ROTFL -- that's geek comedy at its finest...

We found that the 'data protection' features of software raid1/raid5 worked, 
but typically when a drive failed, the linux kernel was unable to provide 
useful service until it was rebooted and/or the failed drive removed.  This 
was in the 2.4 days; things may be different now.

We have since moved to 3ware hardware raid with better success in terms of 
continuing to provide service through a drive failure event.

Dave Thompson

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