I recently upgraded to Debian 7.4 and found that I needed to redo my external write intent bitmap hack. My old methods no longer worked.
Rebuild the ramdisk image with:
You still need to prevent mdadm from assembling the array listed in /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf so that
I created a new mdadm config file names /etc/mdadm/mdadm.delayed.conf which is a copy of /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf but leaving
Next I created a new script /etc/init.d/delayedRaid
And I added to the start-up procedures with
After reboot check to see if
Hopefully I didn't miss anything.