I have made a kernel with ccd support on two of my 2.1.5 systems, and made
the ccd devices ccd0 through ccd4 . I would like to concatenate and stripe
the disks which hold the newsspool on these servers. I have 4 drives with 2
GB each, and they currently have filesystems on them like
what must I do in order to prepare them for use with ccd ? The manpage
speaks about devices named sd2e, sd3e, sd4e, which confuse me a bit. Do I
need special disklabels ? Can I use the disks as they are ? I currently use
the disks in their entirety for only one filesystem, no DOS partitions on
Another question I have is, can I use an odd number of disks for striping ?
Is it advisable to use ccd if I want to concatenate (stripe) 3, 5 or 6 disks ?