[CentOS] RAID support in kernel?

Sun Jan 30 13:55:44 UTC 2011
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 5:33 AM, Michael Klinosky <mpk2 at enter.net> wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm setting up a computer that will run 'CentOS 6 server'. The MB is an
> Asus with a hw raid controller (Promise PDC-20276), which I want to use
> in RAID-1 mode. I noted (from a MB website) that it also needs a driver
> - which is probably why it's called a 'fakeraid'.
> So, I've been trying to determine if any recent kernels support this
> chip. Using google.com/linux, I found lots of hits dating about 2002 -
> 04, and referencing the 2.4 kernel (which had the driver compiled into
> it). But, nothing newer.
> I checked kernel.org and kernelnewbies.org - I see that raid-1 is
> supported. But, I can't find any reference to this chip.
> How can I find out what drivers are compiled into a given kernel? Or,
> basically what hardware a given kernel supports?
> _______________________________________________

CentOS 6 hasn't been released yet.

The card that you want to use isn't a real RAID card and uses the PC's
CPU for RAID calculations so you're better of using Linux md software
raid for this purpose.

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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