[Beowulf] Surviving a double disk failure

Guy Coates gmpc at sanger.ac.uk
Sun Apr 12 02:51:45 PDT 2009

Stuart Midgley wrote:
> Thanks to all the responses, it has been interesting reading.  We have
> started using raid6 on newer servers and will slowely get rid of our old
> raid5 servers.
> I found the comments about scrubbing very interesting.  What do people
> do with their file systems?  We couldn't afford the reduced performance
> and time for scrubbing. 

You can set limits on how much IO a raid scrub or rebuild is going to
use by setting:


The default for speed_limit_min is pretty small, so you probably won't
notice much in the way of performance degradation. It might take a while
to complete though if your filesystems are busy.



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