[CentOS] Re: Kernel Upgrade and RAID Card

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Jul 14 18:03:27 UTC 2008


on 7-13-2008 3:42 PM Ryan Nichols spake the following:
> Paul wrote:
>>>> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>>       
>>>>> If it works ok on the old kernel, it should also work OK on the new  
>>>>> one.
>>>>>
>>>>>         
>>> Not if it's a binary-driver...
>>>
>>>     
>>
>> I'm familiar with the card & driver ... it's a binary blob with a bit of
>> source to glue it to the kernel.   The card is also fakeraid rather than
>> real raid ... more trouble than it's worth.
>>

>>
>>   
> So its junk? What would you recommend we move to then?  Won't that be 
> messy on the card change to another raid5 set?
> 
IMHO software raid (even raid5) is better than a fakeraid card. Since fakeraid 
is software raid with a proprietary driver, you are much better off with a 
time-tested set of drivers than a manufacturers possible half-baked attempt to 
port a windows driver to linux.


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