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  • MD In Linux 4.10 Adds RAID5 Writeback Cache Feature, FAILFAST

    Phoronix: MD In Linux 4.10 Adds RAID5 Writeback Cache Feature, FAILFAST

    The Linux MD/RAID code was updated today in Git for the Linux 4.10 kernel with new functionality...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...10-MD-Features

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    Linux software RAID is wonderful. I have been using it on servers that I administer for over a decade now. It is much easier to manage than proprietary vendor-specific RAID hardware. I have seen how it copes with failures (more than once), and my respect for it has only gone up.

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      ... I wonder why write-back is limited to RAID5 and doesn't support RAID6 and 10?

      - Gilboa
      oVirt-HV1: Intel S2600C0, 2xE5-2658V2, 128GB, 8x2TB, 4x480GB SSD, GTX1080 (to-VM), Dell U3219Q.
      oVirt-HV2: Intel S2400GP2, 2xE5-2448L, 120GB, 8x2TB, 4x480GB SSD, GTX550 (to-VM).
      oVirt-HV3: Gigabyte B85M-HD3, E3-1245V3, 32GB, 4x1TB, 2x480GB SSD, GTX980 (to-VM), Dell U2711.
      Devel-2: Asus H110M-K, i5-6500, 16GB, 3x1TB + 128GB-SSD, F33.

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