[CentOS] Serial ATA hardware raid.

Sun Apr 17 18:39:54 UTC 2005
Franki <franki at htmlfixit.com>

Phil Brutsche wrote:
> Franki wrote:
>>It's description:
>>  Low-cost, hardware-based data protection for cost-sensitive server and
>>workstation environments
>>And it lists RHEL 2 & 3 in the supported software. (and thereby probably
>>4 as well right?)
> That is a fair assumption.
> There is no need to download drivers from LSI Logic's web site.
> According to their support website it uses the same MegaRAID driver as
> their SATA and SCSI RAID soltuions.
> With RHEL2.1/CentOS 2.1 it'll use megaraid.
> With RHEL3/CentOS 3 it'll use either megaraid or megaraid2 (the former
> will be the default)
> RHEL4/CentOS 4 should work but you may have an issue with PCI IDs - the
> new driver (megaraid_mbox) will work with the older cards such as this,
> but lacks the PCI IDs to properly recognize them.

Hi again,

Phil, according to this:

(note the kernel version)

The PCI id's for the i4 have been added to megaraid

Release Date	: Fri Jul 23 15:22:07 EDT 2004 - Atul Mukker <atulm at lsil.com>
Current Version	: (scsi module), (cmm module)
Older Version	: (scsi module), (cmm module)

ii.	Add PCI ids for I4

Considering the date, I imagine that this change was old enough that it 
would have been included in RHEL4.

So I've got a tentative green light for support.  I'll be making a bid, 
but it looks like this auction is being populated by newbie's as the 
price seems to be heading up rather quickly, especially considering what 
the card actually is.

The PCI and device ID's:
1000 0522  MegaRAID 522 i4 133 RAID Controller