[CentOS] Intel RAID controller
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Thu Sep 8 20:34:20 UTC 2005
Mark Belanger <mark_belanger at ltx.com> wrote:
> For the sake of completeness (and people searching the
> archives) Centos3.5 has the drivers I need.
Drivers for just the ATA/SATA channel support?
Or the FRAID disk organization?
I've seen people think the ATA/SATA driver is the FRAID
support, when the FRAID is in addition to the ATA/SATA
> Thanks to all who suggested alternate methods for CentOS
> versions that do not.
In kernel 2.6, the LVM2-DM (Device Mapper) can do a lot.
It can read the FRAID vendors disk organization, and LVM2-MD
can handle provide the software RAID logic (without the
vendor's proprietary, 3rd party code)
It's also _very_broken_ too.
Furthermore, vendors change disk organization/logic
continuously between models.
Lastly, I've also not seen FRAID-5 supported yet either.
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