[CentOS] Question re RHEL 5.3

Ben Mills bjmills at hwy39.net
Thu Oct 30 00:59:48 UTC 2008


Jim Perrin wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 8:01 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've heard now from more than one source about problems with CentOS
>> (and RH) at least up through 5.2 w.r.t. SATA drive handling, and I've
>> even reported on this myself in this list before.
>>
>> My question is, do we have any idea if 5.3 has any improvements in this area?
>>
>> One of my cohorts here, who happens to be a Fedora fan, says that
>> these problems are fixed in F9, but I have grave concerns about
>> putting an enterprise lifeline main application on any Fedora release.
>>  If 5.3 solves these issues, I'd much rather go with that.
>>
>> Any ideas?  Any places I might look to see for myself?
> 
> The only issue I've ever seen has been with the onboard fakeraid stuff
> more and more vendors seem to be adding. I've been using SATA disks
> with centos since the early 4.x days without issue, so you have me at
> a bit of a loss here. I'd say if anything it's due to controller
> support, and much of that can be chalked up to what hardware vendors
> are pawning off as 'controllers' these days.

I recently set up a CentOS 5.2 server with RAID 1 (software) and 2 sata
drives. During burn-in I see no problems. I'm using a Supermicro PDSBM
series system board.

Ben


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