Problem with Sil 680 RAID card
dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Thu Dec 4 10:52:52 PST 2003
On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:
> On Thursday 04 December 2003 09:07, Andris wrote:
> > OK, stable don't support it. How about 5.1-RELEASE?
> Wrong. -stable does support it. You have to use "atacontrol" to create RAID
> (for mirror e.g: 'atacontrol create RAID1 ad4 ad6' 'atacontrol status ar0')
> Rebuilding is a bit complex. You have to do a 'atacontrol detach
> and 'atacontrol attach "channelOfTheFailedDrive"' then 'atacontrol rebuild
> Of course also 5.x supports the 0680!
Hm, ok, I was basing my analysis on the commit logs and the 0680 isn't
mentioned on the -stable branch at all.
Interesting question if atacontrol-created arrays are recognized by the
BIOS, 'cause if not, then if your mirror breaks then booting gets awful
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Doug White [mailto:dwhite at gumbysoft.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 1:40 AM
> > To: Andris
> > Cc: freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Re: Problem with Sil 680 RAID card
> > On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Andris wrote:
> > > I have Sil 680 based RAID card and I don't understand - is it supported
> > > by FreeBSD or not?
> > Due to the complexity in supporting SATA and newer RAID features, it is
> > not likely that support will come into -stable for quite some time.
> Why do you post such answers? It's wrong!
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