[CentOS] A question about RAID and partitions

Tue May 22 22:52:08 UTC 2007
Shawn Everett <shawn at tandac.com>

> Isn't there any space for something in which the disks are made parts of
> RAID arrays *before* the partitions are created and yet all the RAID
> operations would be made by the main CPU and so it would still be
> considered
> software RAID? What would happen if the equivalent of mdadm was *included*
> in the OS kernel?
> Thank you.

You could always combine software raid and LVM.

Create a RAID1 device using Software RAID.

Then set up LVM with the apropriate LVM logical volumes under /dev/md0 or