[rescue] Any Minneapolis area listers ?

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Wed Jan 10 21:10:02 CST 2007

On Jan 10, 2007, at 1:46 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> Hardware raid only adds expense, bugs, slowness, and makes it harder
>> to fix when the raid controller does something stupid.
> I've had exactly the opposite experience.  When I want my storage to
> work (which is, well, usually), I use a hardware RAID controller.   
> Using
> software RAID only adds bugs (more software layers to fight with),
> slowness (both in actual read/write latency and in consumed CPU time
> per storage transaction), and makes it nearly impossible to fix  
> when the
> OS gets its metadata out of sorts.

Maybe Patrick was talking about Dell Raid controllers... they used to  
be the p(sh?)its.

Compaq/HP Smart Arrays are good stuff, though.  (Though I don't like  
the new LSI onboard controller (SAS) in the BL35p's)


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