Re: Install and RAID
On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 03:38:41PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 03:03:58PM -0500, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > But you really still haven't addressed my point.
> And what, exactly, was the point of the initial inane statement, "Anyone
> who is serious about protecting their data buys a hardware RAID
> controller. Software RAID is a hack." That was the statement I
> addressed. You were the one who made wild, sweeping, unsupported claims
> about the efficacy of an entire class of storage solution, not I.
That's my opinion of the current state of SW RAID in Linux, based on my
experiences with it.
> > My point is, the number of installations that both a) actually need
> > this and b) don't have the money for a "real" solution (such as EMC,
> > NetApp, etc.) is very small compared to the total number of debian
> > installations, and that is why we shouldn't make it the default.
> So your point had nothing to do with your derogatory statements about
> the SW raid implementation?
My opinion of software raid is only part of the reason I don't want to see it
as the default way of installing Debian.
> > FYI, I have used many a $3-500 raid card over the years, and they have always
> > given me decent performance with a minimum of hassle. I'm sorry but I cannot
> > say the same about the md installations I've had to admin.
> I've used md raid as a matter of course on all sorts of machines for
> years now. I've had far fewer problems with these than with the
> drivers for the various cheap raid cards.
Each to his own. This still isn't a reason to make it the default on Debian.
Adam McKenna <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>