Linux Archive

Linux Archive (http://www.linux-archive.org/)
-   Debian User (http://www.linux-archive.org/debian-user/)
-   -   HotSwapping Disks (http://www.linux-archive.org/debian-user/98109-hotswapping-disks.html)

"UDP 514" 05-30-2008 02:18 PM

HotSwapping Disks
 
I have a server with hot swap disks. *
I'd like to be able to swap out a non-system*disk , eg */dev/sdd *and put in a new*disk, partition it in fdisk, then mount those*partitions. This all works fine, I can partition it,
*but the linux kernel hangs on to*the old disk partitions in memory, so I can't mke2fs or*mount the*newly created partitions, without doing a reboot.
Is there a way to force the kernel re-read the partition tables on a non-system disk?
How do people maintain high uptime, if you need to reboot every time just to see an extra
disk in a hot swap system?
Paul


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:15 PM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.