Re: List of chipsets supported?
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Hello Harry, I am using a AMD SB850 Southbridge on my Asrock 870 Extreme3 and its RAID functionallity. So the Setup in the RAID BIOS is fine. But I have problems with the proper detection with dmraid and boot scripts which depend on the output of dmraid resulting in boot failure. So here is the output of the detection (this is a RAID 10): # dmraid -r /dev/sdd: pdc, "pdc_cficbgcda-1", stripe, ok, 1953124992 sectors, data@ 0 /dev/sdc: pdc, "pdc_cficbgcda-1", stripe, ok, 1953124992 sectors, data@ 0 /dev/sdb: pdc, "pdc_cficbgcda-0", stripe, ok, 1953124992 sectors, data@ 0 /dev/sda: pdc, "pdc_cficbgcda-0", stripe, ok, 1953124992 sectors, data@ 0 # dmraid -s -s pdc_cficbgcda *** Active Superset name : pdc_cficbgcda size : 3906249984 stride : 128 type : raid10 status : ok subsets: 2 devs : 4 spares : 0 --> Active Subset name : pdc_cficbgcda-0 size : 3906249984 stride : 128 type : stripe status : ok subsets: 0 devs : 2 spares : 0 --> Active Subset name : pdc_cficbgcda-1 size : 3906249984 stride : 128 type : stripe status : ok subsets: 0 devs : 2 spares : 0 If you activate your RAID with "dmraid -ay" it will activate your RAID sets and create devices which are usable. But that's all. It won't work to manage your RAID sets like rebuild etc. BTW, if you want to use the RAID with Ubuntu, then you have to trick the installer by e.g. creating LVM partitions (because the Ubuntu installer invokes a script to detect your RAID sets with dmraid and this will definitly fail). Also you have to modify the dmraid-activate script (which will be added into initramfs) by adding "dmraid -ay" somewhere in the script, so your RAID set will be activated during boot, I would appreciate SB850 support in dmraid :) Bye, Thomas On 01/03/2011 07:54 PM, Harrison Bergeron wrote: > Hello, > > I am wondering if there is a list of chipsets with which dmraid works. > I am trying to put together a system that will allow the same RAID to > be used in both Linux and Windows, and would prefer not to have to buy > a separate hardware-RAID controller. > > I have found on the web (in a Gentoo Linux wiki) that the AMD SB710 > southbridge works, but it is not listed in the documentation. > However, the discussions of the SB850 southbridge seem to indicate > that dmraid won't work with it. A discussion on a forum suggests that > AMD uses the Promise RAID firmware, but I have not found hard > confirmation of this, and this is made less likely by the two > different southbridges having different results. > > The wiki which favorably lists the SB710 (also the SB750) is here: > http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/RAID/Onboard > > The SB850 discussion, as well as the claim that AMD is using Promise > RAID code, are here: > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1531032 > > Danke sehr, > > Harry > > _______________________________________________ > Ataraid-list mailing list > Ataraid-list@xxxxxxxxxx > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/ataraid-list _______________________________________________ Ataraid-list mailing list Ataraid-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/ataraid-list