Re: Should we remove raidtools?
On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 03:37:42PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Andrew Pollock (email@example.com) [040610 09:40]:
> > Do we need to have three different RAID packages in sarge?
> > >From the package description, it's only necessary for unpatched 2.2 kernels.
> > Given that we're trying to get rid of all 2.2 kernels, can we get rid of
> > raidtools?
> AFAIK we won't be able to kick off 2.2 for sarge. IIRC 2.2 will
> probably be necessary for some m68k- and sparc-variants. I added
> debian-kernel, perhaps we get some comment of the kernel-maintainers
> whether they consider the raidtools to be necessary.
m68k needs 2.2 for Mac and probably vme (Wouter?). Is the raidtools package
for a hardware or a software raid? I don't know of any hardware RAID for any
m68k machine, I am pretty sure there is none for Macs, there might be
something for VME, but I again, I never heard of such a thing. But I am
neither a VME nor a mac expert. I don't remember any RAID related question
on the debian-68k mailinglist, I would not wonder if nobody ever used it.
But probably this is for a software raid? When we upgraded our server a week
ago, everything was done by the software on the controller, no raidtools
needed, although we might have avoided the reboot by using linux software...
If this is for a software raid, there might be people out there using it. Of
course we could remove raidtools then and see if somebody starts screaming.
But I think this would be in conflict with the social contract...