Re: [RFE] Please, add optional RAID1 feature (= chunk checksums) to make it more robust

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> yeah, i think this too, but IMO Jamiro exposed a specific scenario,
> let´s get back to it and after check a generic scenario,
> he is using small computers (i don´t know if it´s ARM or X86) with
> space to only 2 disks (i told him to use raid5 or raid6 because the
> checksums but he don´t have space for >=3 disks in computer case,
> maybe if we could run raid5 with 2 disks could help... or 1 disk...
> just a idiot idea, but this could help...)

I believe, that Piergiorgio meant something else. It was about
creation of a high number of small partitions on two physical
drives and then build a RAID6 array on top of them. But that's
really a bit overkill :]


> i don´t know the real scenario, i think he will not use it in
> 100partitions, maybe 4 or 5 partitions, and performance to be a
> second
> option, security is priority here
> in the implementation of this new layer (maybe like LINEAR, MULTIPATH
> or another not raid level) we could focus on security and after
> performace
> 
> just some ideas...
> 
> 2012/7/23 Piergiorgio Sartor <piergiorgio.sartor@xxxxxxxx>
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > actually, what you would like to do is already
> > possible, albeit it will kill the performance
> > of a rotating, mechanical, HDD.
> > With SSD might work better.
> >
> > If you take an HDD and partition it, let's say
> > with 100 partitions (GPT will be required),
> > then you can build a RAID-6 using this 100
> > partitions, having a redundancy of 2%.
> > Taking two, or more, of such configured RAID-6,
> > it will be possible to build (with them) a
> > RAID-1 (or else).
> >
> > If a check of this RAID-1 returns mismatches,
> > it will be possible to check the single devices
> > and find out which is not OK.
> > With RAID-6 (per device), and a bit of luck, it
> > will be possible to fix it directly.
> >
> > Of course a lot of variables are tunable here.
> > For example the number of partitions, the chunk
> > size, or even the fact that with X partitions
> > it could be possible to build more than one RAID-6,
> > increasing the effective redundancy.
> >
> > All with the performance price I mentioned at the
> > beginning.
> >
> > bye,
> >
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> >
> > piergiorgio
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> 
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