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RE: [rhelv5-list] MegaRAID card performance



I downloaded 5.1 yesterday, installed it, and confirmed that support for my
3ware 9650SE was native.

Thank y'all!
Bill Watson
bill magicdigits com

-----Original Message-----
From: rhelv5-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:rhelv5-list-bounces redhat com]
On Behalf Of Jarod Wilson
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 8:51 AM
To: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Tikanga) discussion mailing-list
Subject: Re: [rhelv5-list] MegaRAID card performance


solarflow99 wrote:
> 
> 
> On 12/5/07, *Bill Watson* <bill magicdigits com 
> <mailto:bill magicdigits com>> wrote:
> 
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *From:* rhelv5-list-bounces redhat com
>     <mailto:rhelv5-list-bounces redhat com>
>     [mailto:rhelv5-list-bounces redhat com
>     <mailto:rhelv5-list-bounces redhat com>] *On Behalf Of *solarflow99
>     3ware has excellent raid controllers too, best of all the driver is
>     already in the kernel.  The LSI drivers might be there already too,
>     not sure.  I wouldn't want to use third party drivers anymore, now
>     that rhel5 requires the module to build exactly to the kernel
>     revision, you'd have a hard time ever updating the kernel.
> 
>          
>         Just yesterday I re-re-re-reinstalled RedHat 5.0 from their
>         disty CD's and my  3ware was *NOT* in the kernel. I had to get
>         the correct driver from the 3ware website and needed the help of
>         2 3ware technicians to choose the correct driver. It took the
>         techs a couple times each to properly guess which driver was
>         proper. They did seem happy to help me out, and I did feel
>         better that it wasn't intuitively obvious to the casual
>         observer. Maybe due to me using the 5.0 64bit DVD the need for a
>         driver changed from your experience.
>          
>         Bill Watson
>         bill magicdigits com <mailto:bill magicdigits com>
> 
>  
>  
> ya, that is interesting.  From what I knew 3ware was probably the best 
> supported.  I used rhel 4 x86_64 and never had any problem.

3ware released some newer hardware after 5.0 shipped. The 3ware driver in
5.1 carries a number of updates, and should work with all shipping 3ware
hardware to the best of my knowledge. If not, please file a bug, and we'll
make sure to remedy that in the future.

-- 
Jarod Wilson
jwilson redhat com





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