Switchover to CAM ATA?

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at FreeBSD.org
Thu Apr 22 20:08:49 UTC 2010

Richard Tector wrote:
> On 22/04/2010 19:48, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
>> Alexander Motin wrote:
>>> So what is the public opinion: Is the lack of ataraid(4) fatal or we can
>>> live without it?
>> I believe it's fatal in long run. This would present significant 
>> challenge for users who rely on this functionality from upgrading from 
>> 8.x to 9.0 later on. Especially for ones using striped disks and RAID5.
>> Therefore while it's no problem to have it in HEAD for now, but it 
>> will have to be addressed before the release.
> Could I also add that the removal of ataraid would affect those users 
> who dual-boot with Windows and rely on the psuedo-raid provided by most 
> Intel chipsets to be able to share the same pair of disks.

Well, this won't be a problem if we have GEOM classes that can 
understand metadata created by the ATA RAID BIOS(es). But we don't those 
classes at the moment.


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