We used the md program that is part of the Slackware distribution to create a striped 8G disk from two 4G drives for our /var/spool/news/alt/binaries partition on the news machine. Note that there are certainly better hardware configurations; this was what we had to work with at the time.
So that in our startup scripts we only need something like:# mdtab entry for /dev/md0 /dev/md0 raid0,4k,0,bca0ce14 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1
# This uses the file /etc/mdtab echo 'Running RAID0' /sbin/mdadd -a /sbin/mdrun -ar echo 'Checking filesystem' echo /sbin/e2fsck -a /dev/md0 echo cat /proc/mdstat echo echo 'Mounting RAID0' mount /dev/md0 /var/spool/news/alt/binaries chmod 775 /var/spool/news/alt/binaries chown news.news /var/spool/news/alt/binaries
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