Accepted mdadm 2.6.2-1ubuntu1 (source)
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Sat Jul 14 10:10:28 UTC 2007
Christofer C. Bell [2007-07-13 11:22 -0500]:
> I'm not convinced that any action other than "bring up the array
> read-write in degraded mode" is necessary. This ensures data and
> application availability and allows the administrator to take action
> while the system is up and running (one of the key points to using
> RAID, along with ensuring data is not lost to drive failure).
This is probably heavily dependent on the requirements you have on
- If you absolutely depend on data integrity, it's better to not boot
it and drop you into a rescue shell.
- If you absolutely depend on uptime and remote accessibility,
bringing up a degraded RAID is the way to go.
Not having physical access to my server myself, I much prefer the
second one, but I do appreciate that it defaulting to the first
alternative is a safer default.
I would welcome if this was configurable, though.
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