Adaptec's raidutil (asr-utils), 2010S and 5.2
John Von Essen
john at essenz.com
Tue Jan 27 16:23:11 PST 2004
Thats sucks. A guess its a good thing I never liked zero-channel RAID,
or better yet, Supermicro.
On Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 05:51 PM, Kris Gale wrote:
>> I have no justification to work on ASR during paid hours, and it
>> interest me enough to work on it in my free time. I and others here
>> my office feel somewhat guilty that the ASR code has languished so
>> but it really is beyond our means to do more with it. If it was
>> just a matter of fixing a few bugs, it would be a different
>> matter. Unfortunately, making the ASR driver and tools work well
>> requires more than just a few hours of random work. However, all of
>> source is available for someone to pick up and run with.
> I disagree that it's not in Adaptec's interests. I've based my whole
> network around SuperMicro servers that support the ASR-based 0-channel
> RAID cards, because they were supported and had a command-line tool
> available on FreeBSD 4.x systems. Since I know I'm going to need KSE
> other features of 5.x, this is a huge problem for me. I know I'm not
> alone in this.
> I just purchased 28 new servers, all with ASR-based 0-channel RAID
> with the intention of installing 5-CURRENT on all of them. D'oh.
> Even if
> I move to different hardware (and therefore a different CLI), I already
> have many monitoring and alert systems built around raidutil that I'd
> to rewrite or modify. It also eliminates many of the primary reasons I
> buy those SuperMicro systems, with their neat, pre-run, custom cables,
> integrated SCSI controllers, etc.
> I'm sure there's more people on this list in a similar bind, so can you
> make any suggestions about who we can contact at Adaptec to let them
> that we really do use this hardware, and that we do indeed purchase it
> based on the availability of the configuration/monitoring CLI?
> I really wish I could take you up on the suggestion that someone run
> the existing source code, but I'm much more of a perl guy than a C
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