Compiling RAID drivers in versus out (as a module)
I would like to make the extremely important yet rarely mentioned fact
that you should always compile critical drivers directly into the kernel
and not as some module (all the essentials, like the 3w-xxxx driver if you
have 3ware cards, etc.). The reason being is that if anything ever stuffs
up (and you know it will happen, its only a matter of time), then at least
you should have access to your RAID setup and other critical components...
compiling as a module only adds an extra spanner into the works, and adds
an extra chance that something has gone wrong on that side of things (and
hence more debugging/troubleshooting when the big time comes that your
server crashes for no reason, etc.).
Just thought I'd point that out, although most of you on this list would
already know that :-) (at least i hope you would ;-) ).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tomasz Papszun" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Andrew Kaplan" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: installing adaptec 2400a RAID card
> On Sun, 28 Apr 2002 at 13:03:10 -0400, Andrew Kaplan wrote:
> > How do I install debain ( 2.2.r_6)with an Adaptec 2400a RAID card. On
> > I only see RedHat and Suse.
> > Thanks,
> > Andrew P. Kaplan
> > Network Administrator
> > CyberShore, Inc.
> > http://www.cshore.com
> I have installed Debian potato on a machine with Adaptec 2100S RAID
> controller. I don't know whether 2400a uses the same driver.
> It would be rather time-consuming for me to describe exactly the way
> done it (English isn't my native language).
> Shortly: on another machine I have had to compile the kernel with
> the dpt_i2o driver included (_not_ as a module). Having this new kernel,
> have replaced a kernel on a installation floppy with the new kernel.
> During the installation I have had to do some "manual" changes.
> If above description isn't sufficient, write and I'll try to find the
> Hope that helps
> Tomasz Papszun SysAdm @ TP S.A. Lodz, Poland | And it's only
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