Bug 216328 - should be intelligent about RAID creation [NEEDINFO]
Summary: should be intelligent about RAID creation
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
Blocks: AnacondaStorage
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-19 10:53 UTC by Russell Coker
Modified: 2009-01-09 04:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:34:58 UTC
Type: ---
clumens: needinfo? (russell)

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Description Russell Coker 2006-11-19 10:53:57 UTC
When creating a software RAID-1 device for /boot in a kickstart script 
Anaconda likes to put both parts on the same disk (being small partitions they 
both fit nicely).

I believe that this is a bug and that Anaconda should refuse to put multiple 
parts of a RAID device on the same disk because for levels 1, 5, and 6 it 
breaks the reliability benefits you expect from those RAID levels and for 
level 0 it just makes performance suck.

If a ks.cfg file demands multiple partitions on one hardware device be used 
for a software RAID then installation should be aborted with an error.

If there are multiple ways of interpreting a ks.cfg file (IE neither part of a 
RAID-1 specifies which disk it should be on) then an interpretation should be 
found which results in not having multiple parts on one hardware device.  If 
no such interpretation is possible (EG a 30G RAID-1 is specified but there is 
only one disk >=30G in size) then installation should be aborted.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 04:47:10 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 16:52:02 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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Comment 3 Russell Coker 2008-05-07 01:24:47 UTC
Now system-config-kickstart has support for creating software RAID devices 

But it gives the error message "To create a new RAID partition, you must 
specify either a hard drive device name or an existing partition" when I try 
to create a partition without making the partition on a specific disk.

I can create a filesystem on a non-RAID device without specifying a disk, it 
gets "Auto" in the "Hard Drives" column.  It should be possible for RAID to do 
this as well.  If an N disk RAID is specified then it just uses the first N 
disks that are large enough.

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Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2008-11-26 17:02:25 UTC
Hm, never seen that before but I've also never tried.  Can you attach your kickstart filr so we can work in replicating this here?  Thanks.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 04:34:58 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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