Is HostRAID supported under FreeBSD???

Marcos Biscaysaqu - ThePacific.net marcos at ThePacific.Net
Wed Sep 22 13:30:27 PDT 2004


Hi there.
    Thanks for the information, but running the patch as: patch -p0 < 
intel-raid-patch-releng5 on  /usr/src/dev/ata create error to recompile 
the kernel, Im running freebsd 5.2.1. Im missing some thing else?

thanks
Marcos Biscaysaqu
ThePacific.net


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 
> http://www.nulis.lt/bob/download/intel-raid-patch-releng5.
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