DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-01
Re: Trouble swapping bootdisk to different controller
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 02:57:51PM +0100, Heinrich Rebehn wrote:It does not look so good any more. I started bonnie++, it got hung up, i
tried to shutdown, which hung, so i had to press reset and now the RAID
controller seems fscked up, it can't initialize anymore. I will consult
the handbook and try to figure out, if there is a reset jumper or such.
Even before i noticed that the raid is broken (when i saw bonnie++
hang), i decided that i have spent enough time trying out Dragonfly.
mount -t mfs swap /mnt
This even worked although no swap was set up
swap is special-cased for MFS.
cp /dev/MAKEDEV /mnt/
sh MAKEDEV ad7s2
sh MAKEDEV ad7s2a (Just for the records :-) )
Hm. I thought it would handle that automatically, but it
mount -uw /dev/ad7s2a /
mount -uw /mnt/ad7s2a / ( dto. )
sh MAKEDEV ad7s2
Thanks for your help Joerg. Good to know that help is also available in
the same timezone ;-)
Well, it depends on my sleep time :)
And, more important: the SCSI-RAID is accessable now !!! :-)
Will test performance later this evening..
Sounds good. What was the problem?
It's not only time that worries me. I have run into various problems
with DFly (ATA-Controller not supported, RAID-Controller problems, NFS
problems, many problems with ports) none of which occured with
FreeBSD-5.3. And i do not know what problems are still to come.
My impresssion is that DFly is not yet ready for production, at least
not for our requirements.
So i think i will be better off using FreeBSD.
I really appreciate and thank you all for your help and i hope that the
project can benefit from my problem reports.
One more question: Will DFly be supporting UFS2 some day? That way i
could always easily switch without having to backup/restore my data.
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