Troubles getting a software RAID 5 to work correctly

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Fri Nov 24 18:11:57 MST 2006

On Friday 24 November 2006 18:06, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> If I have already created the array, and it does not appear to be
> "processing" the spare into the array, how do I force it to begin
> processing?  I did not see an option in the man pages about forcing the
> processing of a spare.

I think you may just have to 'add' it with mdadm --add /dev/md<x> /dev/hd<y>.

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