[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Jan 11 17:38:51 UTC 2010


Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> It seems X4500 (not available anymore) had Marvell SATA controllers, that
> are not supported with RHEL5.
>   

And those marvell controllers caused major grief for Sun, especially 
when Solaris added support for NCQ somewhere in there. under heavy IO 
workloads, the controllers would just hang.   Some nasty bugs.  Driver 
software workarounds caused a big performance hit.





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