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I have four software raid volumes consisting of four 400 GB sata disks. They're working fine except for one thing - the booting time. The booting procedure takes over two ...
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- 04-13-2007 #1
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- Dec 2006
2 min booting time with raid, WHY???
I have four software raid volumes consisting of four 400 GB sata disks. They're working fine except for one thing - the booting time. The booting procedure takes over two minutes! (from when I'm leaving LILO to when I'm totally logged in, I'm using automatic login). Out of these two minutes, half the time (63 seconds) are spent to do something with the biggest raid volume.
These are my raid volumes:
device size raid type file system mounting point ====== ==== ========= =========== ============== /dev/md0 94 MB raid1 reiserfs /boot /dev/md1 22 GB raid5 reiserfs / /dev/md2 3.9 GB raid5 swap swap /dev/md3 1.1 TB raid5 reiserfs /files
Filesystem is clean Replaying journal.. Reiserfs journal '/dev/md3' in blocks [18..8211]: 0 transactions replayed
Checking internal tree..finished
It seems stupid to require 2 minutes for a raid system to boot... So:
What's my computer doing during these 63 seconds?
Is it necessary?
EDIT: Never mind, the problem is solved. The reason was that I used reiserfs, so I switched to ext3 on /dev/md3. Now md3 is mounted instantly, so the booting time is reduced by a minute.