>>Thanks to a tip from Leonard Zubkoff I've successfully reconstructed the
>>data on master.kernel.org.
> After the well-deserved sleep, would you (or Leonard) care to share the tip?
It's rather card-specific, but here goes:
a) On a DAC960PRL, use the "daccf" utility, not "ezsetup" which is what
the Mylex web page recommends (THIS ONE IS THE REASON FOR THE FAILURE IN
THE FIRST PLACE.)
b) After "ezsetup" screws over your configuration, you *may* be able to
recover it by running "daccf -o" and restoring the configuration EXACTLY
AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY SET UP. DO NOT START A REBUILD OF THE ARRAY.
c) After (b), DO NOT WRITE TO THE ARRAY. (Boot from a floppy or
SuperRescue CD, then try to access the drives readonly.) Apparenly the
firmware won't actually write to the disks and start any kind of
reconstruction (which would be fatal to your data if you got step (b)
wrong) until any write operations happen to the disk set.
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