On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 09:04:45AM -0400, Edward Ned Harvey wrote: > Then, about 2 weeks later, the support rep emailed me to say they > implemented a new feature, which could autoresize +/- some small > percentage difference, like 1Mb difference or something like that.
There are two elements to this: - the size of actual data on the disk - the logical block count, and the resulting LBAs of the labels positioned relative to the end of the disk. The available size of the disk has always been rounded to a whole number of metaslabs, once the front and back label space is trimmed off. Combined with the fact that metaslab size is determined dynamically at vdev creation time based on device size, there can easily be some amount of unused space at the end, after the last metaslab and before the end labels. It is slop in this space that allows for the small differences you describe above, even for disks laid out in earlier zpool versions. A little poking with zdb and a few calculations will show you just how much a given disk has. However, to make the replacement actually work, the zpool code needed to not insist on an absoute >= number of blocks (rather to check the more proper condition, that there was room for all the metaslabs). There was also testing to ensure that it handled the end labels moving inwards in absolute position, for a replacement onto slightly smaller rather than same/larger disks. That was the change that happened at the time. (If you somehow had disks that fit exactly a whole number of metaslabs, you might still have an issue, I suppose. Perhaps that's likely if you carefully calculated LUN sizes to carve out of some other storage, in which case you can do the same for replacements.) -- Dan.
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