[CentOS] Dangerous Software Raid instructions on Wiki
maxhetrick at verizon.net
Wed Aug 12 14:48:01 UTC 2009
Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=64
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=64
> Will the joker who put in this particular gem without any warnings or a
> clear explanation for those who need a clueby4 with regards to file
> systems please either remove the instructions or add a very clear
> warning that damage to file systems that is not recoverable will result
> if run on the wrong disk(s).
> My successor at my previous job has gleefully followed those
> instructions (he seriously needs a clueby4 which is why he bothers to
> actually read HowTos) and on a production box (who wants pop-corn and
> soda? Sorry, the er support conversation will not be on irc) and I think
> this seriously highlights the need for HowTo writers to seriously
> consider their audience as dumb monkeys that just follow whatever you
> tell them to do without thinking if you do not list out things they
> first have to think about or questions they first need to answer.
The document's first sentence clearly states the purpose of the document:
"This article addresses the setting up of a software (mdraid) RAID1 at
install time on systems without a true hardware RAID* controller."
The part being important here is "install time." So I think it's pretty
clear. Is it the document writer's fault that other didn't read this
part? I don't think so.
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