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Old 07-23-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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MD Process?


I recently noticed that when my Slack 10 system boots there are several lines of output that mention something called MD. I believe MD has something to do with raid. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't need MD or raid if I have just a single hard drive in my laptop....correct? If this is a useless function for my system, can I...and should I shut it off. If so...how?

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Old 07-24-2004, 12:51 AM   #2
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MD?

Is MD still running when the system is fully booted?

Do a ps -A and see if a MD is listed.

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Old 07-24-2004, 07:00 AM   #3
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RAID support is compiled into the stock Slackware kernel. Just compile a custom kernel if you don't want it. If you were installing Slack on a server and actually wanted to do RAID then you would be up the creek without this ;-p.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 04:01 PM   #4
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Originally posted by fskmh
RAID support is compiled into the stock Slackware kernel. Just compile a custom kernel if you don't want it. If you were installing Slack on a server and actually wanted to do RAID then you would be up the creek without this ;-p.
Is it compiled as a module or as a intergral part of the kernel? If it's a module, then it's probably not worth compiling a new kernel if the only concern is avoiding use of RAID. I suspect MD turns on briefly to see if you need raid support, learns that you only have one drive, then disappears from memory. If you don't have RAID, it shouldn't be a running process. If it is integral, then compiling a new kernel is probably a good idea.

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