[CentOS] Dell mirror raid boot problems

Tue Apr 28 11:03:19 UTC 2009
David M Lemcoe Jr. <forum at lemcoe.com>

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Gary Greene wrote:
> On 4/27/09 6:44 PM, "John R Pierce" <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>> David M Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
>>> If you are using PERC, it is simply not compatible with Linux, and
>>> should never be. It is a terrible piece of hardware. I would recommend
>>> using dmraid
>> say huh?
>> Admittedly I'm not up on the newer PERCs, but the older ones I've used
>> were mostly LSI Logic/AMI Megaraid hardware, with Dell firmware, and
>> seemed pretty damn solid to me.   These were ultra320 scsi systems, with
>> hotswap drive bays, and battery backed caches.
> PERCs work just fine under Linux (new and old). There are more than a few
> people on this list using Dell servers (which a vast majority use PERC
> controllers.) They are tested and certified against RHEL, so I can't see a
> reason that they wouldn't "just work".
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Okay, well to both of you. Maybe I just have heard such bad
experiences that I never really cared! haha. Sorry! I heard somewhere
that PERC just didn't work, but apparently I am wrong.

I've heard bad things with PERC though.


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