[CentOS] RAID support in kernel?

Sun Jan 30 13:31:18 UTC 2011
Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com>

Michael Klinosky wrote on Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:33:50 -0500:

> I'm setting up a computer that will run 'CentOS 6 server'.

Sure about that? This is your first experience with CentOS/RHEL? 

> But, I can't find any reference to this chip.

I can't tell you either. I think the support for this is coming from 
dmraid. A search for this should reveal more for you. Such drivers are 
usually not compiled in the kernel at all, maybe in the 2.4 days, there 
are various methods to use them as a kernel module. In general, people 
recommend using normal software RAID if you have only a fakeraid 
controller. And, a second "in general", if you want to find something out 
about CentOS, looking at kernel.org or for "recent kernels" won't help too 

I suggest you first read a bit about CentOS on www.centos.org before you 
make your OS choice. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to discourage you, 
but you should *know* what you get, you shouldn't assume.