[ale] raid suggestions

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 10:38:46 EST 2012

No red herring at all. A statement of preference. My ability to diagnose a
software raid failure is far better than for hardware. I can see what is
supposed to happen as opposed to a silicon black box. A published API may
or may not be "all there is" to a piece of hardware.
Both harware and software fail. I can solder and code but I can't make a
silicon wafer into a replacement chip while I can patch and recompile.
I would be pretty happy with a hardware RAID controller that implemented
the kernel's RAID functions with a flashed fpga. That would be an ideal rig
to me. :-)
On Feb 14, 2012 10:21 AM, "Lightner, Jeff" <JLightner at water.com> wrote:

> So you can disassemble all the components in the systems you buy and do
> chip or board level debugging of all components including DIMMs, CPUs and
> motherboards?  Of all the reasons I've seen for not using hardware RAID
> this one seems to be the biggest red herring of all.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
> mike at trausch.us
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:48 AM
> To: ale at ale.org
> Subject: Re: [ale] raid suggestions
> On 02/12/2012 11:59 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> > Add to it that pretty much ALL hardware RAID is closed proprietary
> > stuff. I can't trust what I can't open and evaluate. And I sure don't
> > like having my feet to the fire for something I really can't fix.
> +1, a thousand times over.
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