Switchover to CAM ATA?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Apr 27 02:37:40 UTC 2010

On 27/04/2010, at 5:18 AM, Lev Serebryakov wrote:

> Hello, Pawel.
> You wrote 26 апреля 2010 г., 23:10:12:
>> You most likely got it right, I'm just saying creating separate GEOM
>> class for each metadata format is wrong direction. :)
> Does  ataraid  translations and checksuming (in case of RAID5) now or
> it configures chipsets only?
>  All  these  ``raids'' are known as ``soft raids'' or ``fake raids'',
> but  what  does  do  real  work  -- BIOS or driver (Ataraid in case of
> FreeBSD)?

ataraid does it when FreeBSD is running but the BIOS does it before then so boot0, the loader, et al can read the disk without having an underlying driver.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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