[CentOS-devel] Areca RAID drivers

Tue Sep 4 21:53:51 UTC 2007
Shad L. Lords <slords at lordsfam.net>

As the author of the srpm you found I can tell you that it is very easy to 
update for kernels and drivers.  I will try to keep it updated as long as I 
own the card and CentOS doesn't provide a kernel that has support for that 

The 8.0 version of smeserver is in development so I don't push things out as 
quickly for that version yet.  I do keep the 7.0 version (based on CentOS 
4.x) up to date as that is what I run on my production server.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil Schaffner" <Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov>
To: "The CentOS developers mailing list." <centos-devel at centos.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 3:34 PM
Subject: [CentOS-devel] Areca RAID drivers

>I have a CentOS-4 server with an Areca RAID that I would like to update
> to CentOS-5.  Have been building my own CentOS-4 RPMS based on
> bodgit-n-scarper SRPM, but that is a kludge of a spec file that needs to
> be hand-edited and rebuilt for each kernel.
> http://www.bodgit-n-scarper.com/download/centos4/SRPMS//kernel-module-arcmsr-2.6.9-22.0.1.EL-
> Google found various interesting things for CentOS/EL-5:
> http://www.karan.org/blog/index.php/2007/04/26/p168
> http://faq.areca.com.tw/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=303
> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=1958
> http://www.ehoeve.com/Centos5-Experimental/
> http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/smeserver/releases/testing/8/smedev/SRPMS/arcmsr-kmod-1.20.0X.13-
> Karanbir provided driver disk images and indicated that kmod drivers
> would be in CentOS-5 Extras, but apparently these never materialized.
> The only src.rpm I could turn up was the last link above, and I did get
> CentOS-5 x86_64 kmod-style drivers to build from that one.  Found other
> indications that these drivers MIGHT be in the standard 5.1 kernel.
> Before I proceed with a roll-your-own approach again, I would like to
> inquire about the possibility of CentOS support for Areca RAID.  Will
> Extras or Plus kernel support be forthcoming?  Should I hold off for
> 5.1?
> Thanks,
> Phil
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