mdadm device removed
On 06-Aug-12 10:50, Kraus Philipp wrote:
I'm using a software raid with mdadm (mirror). A few days ago the
mdadm removes during the boot process one disk and sets the raid
inactive. The disk contains no errors (smartctl) and nothing is
reported in the logs. I reassemble the disk and activate the raid
again. Reboot the system and my disk are in sync and everything works
I'm a little bit confused about it. Does anybody has got an idea, why
the array lost a disk?
It may happen quite frequently with common (non-raid) drives
which do not have TLER implemented.
Modern drives have some kind of internal error-recovery
procedure which covers remapping of bad/weak sectors. This
might take quite long time (a few seconds, or even tens
of seconds) and as a result raid-controller (or raid-software)
marks drive as failed because it does not respond in
Solution is to use "raid-edition" drives, with TLER
(time limited error recovery) implemented. On some drives
this can be activated by using some utility (i.e. WDTLER.EXE).
You can read more about it on the net, i.e.:
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