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@@ -357,14 +357,14 @@ Each directory contains:
written to, that device.
state
- A file recording the current state of the device in the array
+ A file recording the current state of the device in the array
which can be a comma separated list of
faulty - device has been kicked from active use due to
- a detected fault or it has unacknowledged bad
- blocks
+ a detected fault, or it has unacknowledged bad
+ blocks
in_sync - device is a fully in-sync member of the array
writemostly - device will only be subject to read
- requests if there are no other options.
+ requests if there are no other options.
This applies only to raid1 arrays.
blocked - device has failed, and the failure hasn't been
acknowledged yet by the metadata handler.
@@ -374,6 +374,13 @@ Each directory contains:
This includes spares that are in the process
of being recovered to
write_error - device has ever seen a write error.
+ want_replacement - device is (mostly) working but probably
+ should be replaced, either due to errors or
+ due to user request.
+ replacement - device is a replacement for another active
+ device with same raid_disk.
+
+
This list may grow in future.
This can be written to.
Writing "faulty" simulates a failure on the device.
@@ -386,6 +393,13 @@ Each directory contains:
Writing "in_sync" sets the in_sync flag.
Writing "write_error" sets writeerrorseen flag.
Writing "-write_error" clears writeerrorseen flag.
+ Writing "want_replacement" is allowed at any time except to a
+ replacement device or a spare. It sets the flag.
+ Writing "-want_replacement" is allowed at any time. It clears
+ the flag.
+ Writing "replacement" or "-replacement" is only allowed before
+ starting the array. It sets or clears the flag.
+
This file responds to select/poll. Any change to 'faulty'
or 'blocked' causes an event.