Is HostRAID supported under FreeBSD???

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at
Wed Sep 22 08:19:24 PDT 2004

Is there any chance of seeing this put into -CURRENT?

| Jeremy Chadwick                                 jdc at |
| Parodius Networking               |
| UNIX Systems Administrator                   Mountain View, CA, USA |
| Making life hard for others since 1977.                             |

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 10:31:29AM +0300, Saulius Menkevicius wrote:
> Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> >Yes, it is supported, however the RAID portion is not.  I'm still
> >waiting on Soren and crew to get metadata support for the RAID portion
> >of the ICH5-R -- this RAID controller is purely software-based, it is
> >not a hardware RAID solution.
> >
> >In English: the controller will work fine as a standalone SATA
> >controller, with the RAID option disabled.  We have a couple SuperMicro
> >5013C-T servers which do this.  You can use FreeBSD software RAID
> >(ataraid, ccd, or vinum) to accomplish goals instead.
> >
> >If Soren needs hardware to play with, I can gladly send him a
> >P4-based motherboard.  RAM and CPU will be his own problem though... :)
> > 
> >
> I have a patch for RELENG_5 which I ported from Doug Abrisko's patch for 
> 4.10 that adds support for ICH5-R RAID metadata. Personally I use the 
> RAID-0 mode, thus can't tell how well it would work in RAID-1.
> The patch is at

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