[CentOS-devel] Balancing the needs around the RHEL platform

Wed Dec 30 17:42:23 UTC 2020
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On 12/30/20 3:47 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> He should also consider finding a more reputable hardware vendor.

Hey Nico, I'm right here.... :-)  Anyway, these servers are Dell.  Dell 
isn't a reputable vendor these days?

In any case, it's a moot point, since I didn't pick these servers, the 
servers picked me (that is, they were donated to us, and, to modify an 
old saying in my area of the world, "never look a gift server in the 
RAID controller."  (the original expression: "never look a gift horse in 
the mouth.")).

> Those so-called "megaraid" chipsets were abominable monstrosities and
> there were a number of extremely poorly written vendor kernel hacks
> supporting them.

As mostly an end-user these days, I really couldn't care less what kind 
of hacks are required.  I just know that we as a public charity were 
donated these servers to put to use; I intend to put them to use in the 
spirit of the US Internal Revenu Code Section 501(c)(3).  They beat the 
two-generations-older Dell PowerEdge 1950s that they are replacing, 
which still use the same basic RAID chipset and have serious performance 
bottlenecks as KVM hosts with modern KVM.


They say hindsight is 20/20; can we make 2020 be hindsight now?