graid3 - requirements or manpage wrong?
Willem Jan Withagen
wjw at withagen.nl
Thu Nov 25 02:52:22 PST 2004
Vallo Kallaste wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 07:33:55PM +0100, Eirik Øverby
> <ltning at anduin.net> wrote:
>>OK I see, makes sense. So it's not really a raid3 issue, but an
>>The only problem then is - gvinum being in a completely unusable state
>>(for raid5 anyway), what are my alternatives? I have four 160gb IDE
>>drives, and I want capacity+redundancy. Performance is a non-issue,
>>really. What do I do - in software?
> Submit code is the standard answer. Vinum and now gvinum (I have not
> tried the latter, your words) have never had reliable RAID-5
> implementation. That is my experience only. Yes I am frustrated
> about current state of FreeBSD and because of such state I'm forced
> to use other OS's, for reliability reasons. For a person who's been
> with FreeBSD since 2.0.5 that's sad future, but nevertheless I'm
> unsubscribing from the remaining FreeBSD lists until things
> (hopefully) improve and to save you all from further rants.
That is not completely fair for vinum....
I've been running vinum now for the better of 3-4 years, and even with a set
of very flaky seagate IDE drives I never lost a byte.
Vinum has served me well, and I trust gvinum will get there as well.
I just left my fileserver at 5.1, which I know is not an option for everybody.
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