[mythtv-users] FYI: Linux md / RAID5 resizing via mdadm

mrmagoo mrmag00p at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 16:37:52 UTC 2005


Is there an archive of this list anywhere to read the whole thread?
I can't find anything in the google group.


On 9/20/05, David <myth at dgreaves.com> wrote:
> 
> For those of us who like RAID5 but wish that you could just add more 
> disks; the disk fairy has finally been spotted!
> 
> 
> >From a recent message from Steinar H. Gunderson to the linux-raid list:
> Attached is a patch (against 2.6.12) for adding online RAID-5 resize 
> capabilities to Linux' RAID code.
> 
> mdadm --add /dev/md1 /dev/hd[eg]1
> mdadm --grow /dev/md1 -n 4
> 
> and Neil Brown's response:
> Wow! Thanks for this. It's been something that I wanted to be done
> for some time, but it hasn't got even close to the top of my todo
> list.
> 
> So it may be worth setting up some test rigs applying, testing and feeding 
> back.
> 
> Just so you don't get too excited - it's definitely still rough code 
> according to Steinar's comments.
> 
> David
> 
> 
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