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From what I can see, the Marvel; 88se9230 is supported in newer kernels (since 2013 and kernel 3.2 at least). See this bug report and these messages to the linux-ide mailing list. Based on the above, it should be supported by most recent distributions.
Looks like there was a patch for this. See this site: Marvel Patch
You do not need (and should not create) a filesystem for the BIOS boot partition. The BIOS boot partition holds binary code that is directly accessed by GRUB after it has loaded its first stage in the first sector of the boot drive. The partition should be left unused by anything else because accidental corruption of the boot code can occur otherwise. You ...
You should check if your raid is frozen: cat /sys/block/md0/md/sync_action and if it is use echo repair > /sys/block/md0/md/sync_action to get it started (check with cat /proc/mdstat)
Have you tried to run the following mdadm --manage /dev/md0 -a /dev/sdd1 If yes please try : mdadm --assemble --scan or mdadm --assemble /dev/md0 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 /dev/sde1 /dev/sdf1 /dev/sdg1 /dev/sdh1
Hugo Mills provided an answer on the btrfs mailing-list: Basically "single" mode distributes 1GiB chunks, which is good enough for my use case.
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