Konstantin ... | 1 Dec 15:09 2004
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Re[2]: dmraid errors with 2.6.8, Promise FastTrak 2000, RAID1

Good Day

I try to use dmraid-Gerhard_Bogner-1 that you send me, but obtain same error messages that I have with
dmraid 1.0.0-rc5f

I try to use dmraid-Gerhard_Bogner-1 with gen2dmraid bootcd from 
http://tienstra4.flatnet.tudelft.nl/~gerte/gen2dmraid/

and

in my initrd with kernel 2.6.9 from kernel.org patched udma patch from redhat.

I send you also output for dmraid -n and files from dmraid -r -D.

Konstantin.

> 
> Konstantin,
> 
> here's the promised dmraid binary for you to test.
> 
> Heinz
> 
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 11:36:44AM +0200, Konstantin ... wrote:
> > Good Day
> > I use native Linux driver from promise.com with Promise FastTrak 2000 on 2.4.x.
> > I try to use dmraid with 2.6.8, 2.6.9 kernel patched udma patch from redhat.
> > My hardware config Dual Athlon MP 2000+, Promise FastTrak TX2000, dual HDD WD800JB.
> > I use RAID 1.
> > For test with dmraid I use gen2dmraid bootcd from 
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Dmitry | 7 Dec 11:49 2004
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FC3 with raid1 freeze!!!!

Linux hostname.lan 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 #1 Thu Nov 18 15:10:10 EST 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz stepping 02
Motherboard: P4B533-E
Onboard Promise controller - disabled!
Installed: PCI Promis SATA 150 TX2Plus.
2 HDD SATA Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200G

After updating:
kernel-2.6.9-1.681_FC3
kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.39
mdadm-1.6.0-2

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/md0                /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/vg0/usr            /usr                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/vg0/usr_cvsroot    /usr/cvsroot            ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/vg0/var            /var                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/vg0/swap           swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hdb                /media/cdrom            auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0                /media/floppy           auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

# mdadm.conf written out by anaconda
DEVICE partitions
MAILADDR root
ARRAY /dev/md1 super-minor=1
ARRAY /dev/md0 super-minor=0
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Tarjei Knapstad | 7 Dec 14:36 2004
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Booting a ICH5R array from Grub

Hi

I recently installed Fedora Core 3 on a separate PATA IDE disk
together with the Grub bootloader. I've got several windows paritions
(including windows boot) on a SATA RAID0 array.

After installing dmraid and the NTFS tools I was able to map and mount
these partitions in FC3, but one question remains: How can I boot
windows from on my stripe through Grub on the new PATA disk?

As it is now I'm forced to press F8 at boot to get a boot menu from my
ASUS P4P800 and then select either the array or the PATA disk with
grub on it, but it would be nice to avoid that. I read in the archives
about installing Grub to a ICH5R array, but I don't feel entirely
comfortable with that, and it should be just as easy going the other
way around... or?

Thanks for any help!

--
Tarjei
Heinz Mauelshagen | 9 Dec 13:07 2004
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Re: Booting a ICH5R array from Grub

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 02:36:30PM +0100, Tarjei Knapstad wrote:
> Hi
> 
> I recently installed Fedora Core 3 on a separate PATA IDE disk
> together with the Grub bootloader. I've got several windows paritions
> (including windows boot) on a SATA RAID0 array.
> 
> After installing dmraid and the NTFS tools I was able to map and mount
> these partitions in FC3, but one question remains: How can I boot
> windows from on my stripe through Grub on the new PATA disk?

Presumably you can access your Windows boot disk as /dev/hdb,
your grub menu.lst file should contain something like:

title Windows
    root (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1

and your grub device.map:

(hd1)   /dev/hdb

> 
> As it is now I'm forced to press F8 at boot to get a boot menu from my
> ASUS P4P800 and then select either the array or the PATA disk with
> grub on it, but it would be nice to avoid that. I read in the archives
> about installing Grub to a ICH5R array, but I don't feel entirely
> comfortable with that, and it should be just as easy going the other
> way around... or?
> 
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Dmitry | 9 Dec 14:14 2004
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FC3 with raid1 freeze!!!! ver II!

I wanted to simulate failing SATA drive in raid 1, I simply switch off
power on sda HDD, when the system was running. But my system almoust
freezes!!! Is it problems with half-done SATA-driver in kernel or
something other problem?

See my description:

Linux hostname.lan 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 #1 Thu Nov 18 15:10:10 EST 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz stepping 02
Motherboard: P4B533-E
Onboard Promise controller - disabled!
Installed: PCI Promis SATA 150 TX2Plus.
2 HDD SATA Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200G

After updating:
kernel-2.6.9-1.681_FC3
kernel-utils-2.4-13.1.39
mdadm-1.6.0-2

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/md0                /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/vg0/usr            /usr                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/vg0/usr_cvsroot    /usr/cvsroot            ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/vg0/var            /var                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/vg0/swap           swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hdb                /media/cdrom            auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
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Adrian Sandor | 10 Dec 10:04 2004
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device names

Hello,

I've just installed dmraid and set up my sata raid 0
array with kernel 2.6.9, controller is Intel ICH5(R?),
and I'm thrilled :) I'd like to congratulate the
author for this very good piece of software!

There is only one thing that annoys me: the name of
the raid device (and thus also partition names) are
horrible: isw_igefbdigf_RAID isw_igefbdigf_RAID1 etc.
Is there a way to rename them?

Thanks
Adrian

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Heinz Mauelshagen | 13 Dec 11:53 2004
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Re: device names

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 01:04:11AM -0800, Adrian Sandor wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I've just installed dmraid and set up my sata raid 0
> array with kernel 2.6.9, controller is Intel ICH5(R?),
> and I'm thrilled :) I'd like to congratulate the
> author for this very good piece of software!

Thanks :)

> 
> There is only one thing that annoys me: the name of
> the raid device (and thus also partition names) are
> horrible: isw_igefbdigf_RAID isw_igefbdigf_RAID1 etc.
> Is there a way to rename them?

Because I need to derive device names from some unique information
in the (cryptic) vendor specific metadata, I end up with such more or less
cryptic, native names derived from magic numbers and such.

The way to work around those is to create symlinks for your convenience.
E.g. tweak your initscript to create
/dev/ataraid/'DeviceName' -> /dev/mapper/isw_igefbdigf_RAID.

I've put up this issue on the TODO list already (i.e. support for mapping
native to user supplied names on the command line or in a config file).

Regards,
Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

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Rob Hall | 15 Dec 14:02 2004
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Fedora Core 3 and Promise TX 2000

Hi,

I've been trying to get the lastest dmraid (dmraid 1.0.0-rc5f) working with my 
Promise TX 2000 under Fedora Core 3 without success. I have a 3 disk Raid 0 
connected to the TX and dmraid fails to identify disks 2 and 3 of the Raid 
set. The disks are hde, hdg and hdh. hdk is a single drive, connected to the 
mainboard's Promise controller, which runs the Fedora install. The machine 
concerned is a Dual AMD MP 2800+ running a Gigabyte GA7-DPXDW mainboard. 
DMRaid, uname and lspci can be found below.

NOTICE: skipping removable device /dev/hdd
NOTICE: skipping removable device /dev/hdc
NOTICE: /dev/hde: hpt37x discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hde: hpt45x discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hde: isw    discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hde: lsi    discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hde: nvidia discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hde: pdc    discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hde: pdc metadata discovered
NOTICE: /dev/hde: sil    discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdg: hpt37x discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdg: hpt45x discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdg: isw    discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdg: lsi    discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdg: nvidia discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdg: pdc    discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdg: sil    discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdh: hpt37x discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdh: hpt45x discovering
NOTICE: /dev/hdh: isw    discovering
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Heinz Mauelshagen | 17 Dec 15:44 2004
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Re: Fedora Core 3 and Promise TX 2000


Rob,

please send me your Promise metadata so that I can investigate
this one.

Procedure:

o figure out the drive sizes in sectors (e.g. from "fdisk -l -u" or hdparm)
  and store them in files hd[egh].size.

o dd the last 256 sectors off each drive useing the drive size from step 1
  (e.g. "dd if=/dev/hde of=hde.dat bs=512 skip='DriveSize - 256'")

tar all hd[egh].{dat,size} files up in Rob_Hall-pdc.tar, bzip2 the tarball
and send it to me in private email.

Regards,
Heinz    -- The LVM Guy --

On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 01:02:47PM +0000, Rob Hall wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've been trying to get the lastest dmraid (dmraid 1.0.0-rc5f) working with my 
> Promise TX 2000 under Fedora Core 3 without success. I have a 3 disk Raid 0 
> connected to the TX and dmraid fails to identify disks 2 and 3 of the Raid 
> set. The disks are hde, hdg and hdh. hdk is a single drive, connected to the 
> mainboard's Promise controller, which runs the Fedora install. The machine 
> concerned is a Dual AMD MP 2800+ running a Gigabyte GA7-DPXDW mainboard. 
> DMRaid, uname and lspci can be found below.
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Erlend Davidson | 21 Dec 01:02 2004
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Fasttrak raid 0

Where should the metadata be on the drives in FastTrak raid 0?  I'm 
asking because I've heard it should be in the last 265 sectors of each 
drive in the array, but mine lies in 234374049 to 234374055 on a disk 
sized 234375000 sectors, so dmraid doesn't detect the raid.  I'm 
wondering if I could:
echo "0 234374055 linear /dev/sdX 0" | dmsetup create hdX
X=[a,b]
and then run dmraid, so that it will pick up hda and hdb and raid them?

Thanks,

Erlend

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