On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 06:19:13PM +0000, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> Which part is "not quite true" ?
The "special 'doze (only) driver" bit. Promise have drivers out there
for linux, but they weren't the ones i was refering to. Check
http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/pdcraid/ataraidhowto.html for decent, in
(ac) kernel, gpl'd drivers. These afaik are a port from the bsd ones, which
were reverse engineered.
> So if I do this, that, and the other, and hold my mouth just so, I might get
> RAID on one of these chipsets to work. No thanks.
Lol. I'm not advocating it, i'm just listing the steps to getting it
working if you so wish.
> Look at how long Linux's own kernel software RAID took to be stable,
> and ask yourself to which you'd rather trust your data.
Heh - well the author of the linux driver (arjan van den ven) himself
states that it should not be used for anything important. He says use
the linux s/w raid - it's (probably) faster.
> Yeah, not that open source stuff - I'll use good
> commercial software because I'll have someone to sue if my data gets lost :-)
 Actually i think it may have made it into the mainstream kernel -
"Oh look, it's the Pigeon of Love."
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