Re: SSD TRIM software raid (mdadm)
- Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:51:50 +0100
- From: Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: SSD TRIM software raid (mdadm)
Le 09/01/2019 à 22:22, basti a écrit :
I have create a software raid level 1 with mdadm.
One drive is a "classic" HDD.
The 2'nd drive is a SSD with option "write-mostly".
Why did you flag the SSD as write-mostly ? I would have expected the
Over the raid I have create and LVM with all the partitions (root,swap
and qemu/KVM VM's).
When I understand mdadm the hole space is marked as used.
I don't understand what you mean.
So my question is how useful is fstrim on /dev/mdx and would it relay
trim the SSD?
RAID 1 supports TRIM since kernel 3.7. Since the HDD does not support
TRIM, it will make discarded bloc contents inconsistent between the SSD
and the HDD but it does not matter.
However you wrote that the RAID device is used by LVM, so you cannot run
fstrim on it directly. You must enable TRIM/discard in LVM (see
lvm.conf) and run fstrim on LVs which contain mounted filesystems