Re: cannot add device to partitioned raid6 array
From: Neil Brown
Date: Sat Mar 31 2007 - 22:58:02 EST
On Saturday March 31, flockmock@xxxxxx wrote:
> hi list!
> in short:
> I created a partitioned raid6 array with 2 missing drives. Now, I want to add a device. It fails with:
> flockmock ~ # mdadm -a /dev/md_d4 /dev/sdb2
> mdadm: add new device failed for /dev/sdb2 as 4: Invalid argument
Thanks for the detailed problem report.
I think the cause of the error is that /dev/sdb2 is too small.
It needs to be at least 490030594 sectors. How big is it?
Yes, both the kernel an mdadm should handle this case better.
I have made a note to look into this.
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