[CentOS] Re: Wait for 5 or just use 4.4?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Sat Mar 31 20:56:10 UTC 2007

Cen Tos spake the following on 3/31/2007 11:54 AM:
>     As you will discover reading Linux RAID documentation, onboard RAID is
>     not real hardware RAID (like an add-in card). They call it fakeraid.
>     You
>     will almost certainly be better off with Linux software raid.
> Yes, that's what got me thinking about not bothering with the onboard
> RAID, which might make it easier to get things just working instead of
> perhaps needing to find a driver for the controller. Also the point
> about replacing raid cards mentioned by Florin reminded me of an
> unpleasant experience when an old board died and I coudn't get the RAID
> array back with a new board and new controller.
>     your hardware, I suggest you wait a little until CentOS 5 has been used
>     by others with similar hardware. In fact I have a brand new system that
>     uses Abit AB9 QuadGT motherboard (Intel P965 Express north bridge, Intel
>     ICH8R south bridge, JMicron JMB363 for IDE), Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 3
>     Sata II disks. I fully expect to have my hands full getting this to
>     work
>     even in CentOS 5, and I have tons of experience. So my advice is to let
>     others do the hard work for you and wait for the fruits of their labor.
> Unfortunately I might just have to jump into the deep end straight since
> there's a deadline for the server to be up and running. So either I use
> 4.4 and jump through the hoops to make it work with new hardware, or I
> use 5.0 and jump through the hoops... well, might as well jump the 5.0
> hoops :D
The projected date for release of Centos 5 was announced  for April 9th


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