A little update,
At least, some better news:
I did *NOT* see the problem (yet!) with the noapic option
Steve Lord wrote:
> If you choose another partition (non raid5) for the log and make an external
> log instead of using an internal log then the issue should go away, we
> are going to test this here. I suppose a mirrored log would be the best
> solution here as you could still survive the loss of a drive with the
> log on it.
I wish I could do that :)
- hda and hdc on a raid 1 array (system disk) + mirrored xfs log
- sda..sdh for a 7 disk + 1 hot spare disk for the raid5 array.
The only issue is space, trying to squeeze a second IDE disk
on the second IDE controller will not easily be manageable is
the rack :(
I do have a spare system disk on the shelf, and quick method to
restore the system disk but I would not risk putting the xfs log
on this lone disk.
What if I cut the 8 disks in 2 parts
1st partition of sd[a..d] of 2 GB (enough?) for a raid10 array for the
2nd partition of sd[a..g] for the main raid5 array
sdh for the hot spare?
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