megaraid2 driver update

Jim Greene jwgreene at megalink.net
Fri Oct 22 12:24:02 CDT 2004


On testing it looked like the speed on 2.6 was much better than 2.4 for what 
we are doing...  Turns out it is really not that much different.

Jim
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Dyson" <will.dyson at gmail.com>
To: "Jim Greene" <jwgreene at megalink.net>
Cc: "Matt Domsch" <matt_domsch at dell.com>; "Jens Bergmann" 
<jens.bergmann at ewetel.de>; <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: megaraid2 driver update


> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 19:31:45 -0400, Jim Greene <jwgreene at megalink.net> 
> wrote:
>> Strange, I had thought to move to 2.6.9 which I believe has 2.20.4 as 
>> well
>> but then RH said I would not get any support from them unless it was 
>> running
>> "their" kernel. I know Dell has an updates megaraid2 driver out but for 
>> now
>> I will stick with the stock driver and see what happens.
>
> Yeah, I would not expect help from redhat on a self-compiled kernel.
> For that matter, as far as I can see, RHEL 3 does not have the
> nessisary support for 2.6 kernel modules (package module-init-tools)
> available. I had to compile a completely static kernel to get it
> working (I could have installed module-init-tools from source instead,
> but chose this route).
>
> I got to the point with redhat support where they were asking for a
> crashdump (via netdump) to figure out what is going wrong. That is not
> practical for me to set up right now, and my client is just happy that
> their server is not crashing every few days.
>
> What problems were you seeing with RedHat's kernel, that you decided to 
> try 2.6?
>
> -- 
> Will Dyson - Consultant
> http://www.lucidts.com/
> 





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