[svlug] software raid and kernel 2.6
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Feb 27 10:52:17 PST 2006
Quoting Rick Moen (rick at linuxmafia.com):
> If it's generic block-device storage, then you should be able to boot
> on any kernel+initrd having either "sata_nv" (open source) or
> "nForce"(?) (proprietary) drivers for the Nforce4 chip....
I'm obliged to correct the above: Being curious about the situation
with Nvidia's own driver sets, I downloaded and unpacked some of the
bundles available at http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html : It turns
out that they (apparently) didn't write a SATA block-device driver of
their own. Instead, they rely on Garzik's nv_sata block-device driver.
I'm guessing that they supplement that with a proprietary subdriver for
the nvRAID disk-striping format.
Duly corrected on my SATA Linux page.
> (Since then, my guesses have gotten better, in part
> for clues lobbed at my from others including Garzik.)
Caffeine cache miss. ;->
Should be "in part from clues lobbed at me from others including Garzik".
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