- how, if at all, can I tell
mdadmthat the freshly created array needs no synchronizing because there is no data on it? I.e. basically force it into a state where it assumes that the "data" (i.e. the vast empty space) is synchronized and only synchronizes the meta-data?
- in case the above point isn't possible, why? Does the synchronization take into account the actual bad sectors or why would I have to synchronize an otherwise empty array?