On Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 12:45:13PM +0100, Bryn M. Reeves wrote: > On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 09:17 +0200, Axel Werner wrote: > > also working good with linux are LSI Logic MEgaRaids. BUT... they dont > > support GNU Linux , only RH Enterprise and Suse Enterprise are > > What are you talking about? The megaraid driver has been in the kernel > for years now. It's been a very long time since you had to use > out-of-tree modules for these cards (even if the vendors still provide > their own packaged binary modules). He probably is referring to the userland tools for managing the controllers, which are useless on most distros. Which makes the hardware much less valuable, since you have to down the system and get into the adaptor's BIOS just to look at it, let alone adjust it. See for example *any* HP storage or system-management product. The tools will not even load -- they depend on versions of libstdc++ that do not and will never exist in most distros. The megaraid (and cciss) drivers *have* been in-kernel for a long time now and *do* work well -- once you get the adaptor set up from BIOS. As long as you're happy to set-and-forget, they are good choices. -- Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood IUPUI Edu Friends don't let friends publish revisable-form documents.
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