Re: Monitoring for failed drives

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Brian Candler wrote:
The problem is, how to detect and report this? At the md RAID level,
`cat /proc/mdstat` and `mdadm --detail` show nothing amiss.

     # cat /proc/mdstat
     Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10]
     md127 : active raid0 sdk[8] sdf[4] sdb[0] sdj[9] sdc[1] sde[2] sdd[3] sdi[6] sdg[5] sdh[7] sdv[20] sdw[21] sdl[11] sdu[19] sdt[18] sdn[13] sds[17] sdq[14] sdm[10] sdx[22] sdr[16] sdo[12] sdp[15] sdy[23]
           70326362112 blocks super 1.2 512k chunks

Brian,

I know that you know this, but this is a RAID0 which does not have any redundancy. What would you expect md to do? It cannot kick the drive from the array since this would bring the entire array down.

Unlike with other RAID levels it is practicable to kick failed drives from the array because you can reconstruct their contents from the parity information.

Jan
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