> On Fri, 26 Mar 2010, Dave Chinner wrote:
>> Is there any reason for putting partitions on these block devices?
>> You could just use the block devices without partitions, and that
>> will avoid alignment potential problems....
> I would like to raid to auto-assemble and I can't do that without
> partitions, can I
I think you can.... it's not like MD is putting anything in the partition
table; you just give it block devices, I doubt it cares if it's a whole
disk or some partition.
Worth a check anyway ;)
> the next fun thing is figuring out what sort of stride, etc parameters I
> should have used for this filesystem.
mkfs.xfs should suss that out for you automatically based on talking to md;
of course you'd want to configure md to line up well with the hardware
> David Lang