[rescue] Filesystem choice for fileserver?

Dan Sikorski me at dansikorski.com
Fri Apr 18 10:08:55 CDT 2008

der Mouse wrote:
> Does anyone actually do hardware RAID?  I've never seen any.  All the
> supposedly-hardware RAID I've seen is actually software RAID running on
> a dedicated processor (what would more honestly be called firmware
> RAID).  Usually it doesn't even try to hide that - for example, I've
> seen POST-time messages like "booting controller kernel".
> Have I missed something?  Is there anyone who actually does RAID in
> hardware?
I guess when i say hardware RAID, what i really mean is that there is 
dedicated hardware for the RAID processing so that it is offloaded from 
the CPU.  You're right, perhaps "firmware raid" would be a more accurate 

    -Dan Sikorski

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