Bug 20951 - bad md magic on device at boot time, but RAID0 mounts OK
Summary: bad md magic on device at boot time, but RAID0 mounts OK
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: raidtools
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Dale Lovelace
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-11-16 13:59 UTC by James A Griffin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-16 13:42:14 UTC

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Description James A Griffin 2000-11-16 13:59:37 UTC
At boot up several error messages (see attached dmesg) indicate "invalid
raid superblock magic on hdcx".  However, later is the process the
bind<hdcx,n> process works although it report "nonpersistent superblock"  I
am then able to mount /dev/md0 /backup.  While I suspect I have some sort
of configuration error, the fact that it works make me think that: 

1.  The autodetection of RAID  arrays does not expect to find nonpersistent
superblock, since no one in their right mind would be using a RAID0
configuration. <grin>
2.  The logic used in the "bind<>" process is more forgiving.

This causes another problem when trying to do an Upgrade install of RH
7.0.  Anaconda finds the bad superblock. (see attached anaconda dump).

[I'm new to using bugzilla and have not figured out how to do attachments
to this form, it seems to me that cut-n-paste is not the way.  I'll try
commit and see if it leads to an attachment selection option.]

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2001-07-20 16:03:51 UTC
You have to use persistent superblocks to get raid autodetect.

Apologies for the unresponsiveness of the previous raidtools packager...

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