[mythtv-users] OT: Word of warning on Ubuntu Feisty + RAID 5/6

Matt Mossholder matt+mythTV-Users at mossholder.com
Sat Jul 14 02:09:39 UTC 2007

Hey everyone,
	I know there are several out there, both using Ubuntu, and using RAID 5
or 5. Word of warning: It appears that the kernel used in Feisty has a
bug (based on this LKML thread:
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0702.3/1351.html), which
can cause some issues if you have a drive in your raid array go off to

In particular, if you try and run the array without full parity ( 1
drive down in RAID5 or 2 in RAID6), the system will panic under light
load.  DON'T PANIC. The data is all intact. Just boot off an earlier
kernel (e.g. Edgy server CD), and replace the drive. 

I'm filing a bug on launch pad about this as we speak....


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