On Fri, 10 Nov 2006, Felix 'buebo' Kakrow wrote:
Hello List, I tried gvinum RAID-5 with a 5-Stable around the time when 5.1 or 5.2 was released (afair) and back then it basically sucked big time. Raid worked as long as nothing failed, but reconstructing a drive was somewhere between very painful and not possible. Now I will have to upgrade hardware soon, which means I could switch from NetBSD (and Raidframe) to FreeBSD (with gvinum) again. I would like to because NetBSD seems to have some kind of memory leak in connection with Samba and large or many files, but I'd rather have a somewhat unstable Samba than an unstable Raid, so what's the state of affairs? Cheers Felix
I'm about to try; I have my home server stuck at 4.11 because I could never get gvinum to work reliably with 5.x, and the drives I had wouldn't
work with two different hardware RAID controllers (ex EMC ST446xxx's, a DPT/Adaptec controller and a LSI controller - apparently only certain EMC BIOS versions will work, and I don't have them). I did find a posting by someone who installed gvinum/RAID5 recently (under 6.X) but there was nothing about stability. Mike Squires UNIX(tm) at home since 1986 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"