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Re: Why no raid modules?

On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 10:13:57AM -0500, Michael Hicks wrote:
> Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 03:58:17PM -0500, Michael Hicks wrote:
> > > Why aren't any raid modules included in the official kernel packages
> > > for UltraSparc?
> > 
> > Because most likely the ioctl's aren't written to support them on
> > UltraSPARC's 32-bit -> 64-bit translations. If you have success, let me
> > know, and I'll enable them.
> Just to be clear, I'm running testing.
> I've had a certain level of success with enabling raid0 support on the
> 2.4.7 kernel-source package from testing.  Even managed to get that going
> when compiling with gcc-3.0 (probably just lucky).  The compile barfs on
> 2.4.9, though it doesn't seem to be in a raid-related area (could be a
> symptom of a compiler bug, but I don't know yet)

I'll give it a try aswell. Please use egcs64, as gcc-3.0-sparc64 is
known to miscompile the kernel.

> I did end up having some trouble with the raid system, though, as it seemed
> to clobber the partition tables on the second and third disks in my 3 drive
> group.
> However, this didn't really matter to me, as I'm using the entirety of
> these disks and merging them together into one big device.  I just changed
> the config files to point, for example, at /dev/hdb instead of /dev/hdb1.

Yeah, that will clobber the partition tables.

/  Ben Collins    --    SPARC/UltraSPARC Porter   --    Debian GNU/Linux   \
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