Re: Check / Automatic repair

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On Mon, 21 May 2012 12:09:47 +0200 Fabien Bourigault <dradge@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I was reading the kernel md.txt documentation and found that couple of
> sentences about sync_action :
> 
> 496        check         - A full check of redundancy was requested and is
> 497                        happening.  This reads all block and checks
> 498                        them. A repair may also happen for some raid
> 499                        levels.
> 
> 
> What levels/configurations are affected by the "A repair may also
> happen for some raid levels." sentence ?

Someone really should find time to fix up that file....

I don't remember the details of what it meant at the time, but with current
code 'check' means a check is happening for all raid levels, and 'repair'
means a repair is happening.

NeilBrown

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