Bug 56741 - With > 12 devices in RAID array, devices silently "disappear"
With > 12 devices in RAID array, devices silently "disappear"
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 61901
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Reported: 2001-11-26 13:47 EST by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:48:16 EST
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2001-11-26 13:47:23 EST
Description of Problem:

Apparently there is a limit of 12 devices in a RAID array.  At least
in a default configuration.  When presented with more Disk Druid
does not warn that it cannot accept all of them but silently drops
"excessive" ones in a seemingly "random" manner.  Results are a bit
surprising as, for example, disk "sde" may be quietly missing from
a resulting array while those with "higher" and "lower" letters are
present.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-05 01:21:42 EST
I just created a RAID array with 14 devices in it without any problems.  Is this
reproducible?
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2002-04-05 11:52:33 EST
> Is this reproducible.
It was at the time I filed that error.  An underlying cause was really
a 12 devices limit built in in raidtools.  Once I recompiled raidtools
with headers coordinated with kernels (which gives an upper limit of something
like 27 or 29 devices - IIRC) we did create arrays with bigger sets of disk
although I am not sure if anybody tried that with anaconda.  Probably
'raidtools' on "stage2" image have to be replaced for that.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-08 16:34:47 EDT
Aha, that makes sense.  I seem to remember a discussion about that, even. 
Should be good for the next release then.
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:48:16 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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