possible issues with Dell/Perc5 raid
schulra at earlham.edu
Fri May 11 14:44:09 UTC 2007
On Fri, 11 May 2007, Tom Judge spaketh thusly:
-}From the boot messages you have included below it seems that you have a Dell
-}SAS-5i (Internal PCIe) controller and not a Perc/5[ie].
Tnx Tom. Yeah I knew that but didn't catch it in the Subject: The perc/5 is
on another machine.
-}The SAS-5 known to have very poor performance (1Mb/s 100%busy) under certain
Hmm. Did not know that.
Since I have a second machine just like this one, I also think I'm going to
try pulling out the SAS 5i card and going with a software mirror package like
gvinum or gmirror. Given the #'s Bill Moran posted and the horrible #'s you
list above, this may be a viable option.
Randy (schulra at earlham.edu) 765.983.1283 <*>
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