|Will Dyson on 22 Sep 2006 17:13:21 -0000|
On 9/22/06, Randy Schmidt <email@example.com> wrote:
I'm the highpoint 1640. The individual drives do show up when I first boot without loading the module. I have gone back and forth on whether I should do a software raid or a hardware raid. I went about setting up a software raid first but ultimately settled on doing it the hardware way. I like that the hardware will tell me when there is a problem with one of the drives.
Certainly, the 1640 does not appear to have any cache memory chips on-board, and so cannot accellerate the raid-5 XOR operations.
Mdadm should be started on boot, and read /etc/mdadm.conf to automaticly start the arrays specified there. If this is not happening (and you have /etc/mdadm.conf correctly setup), the problem may be that you need to re-generate the initrd for your kernel. The following command should do the job for you:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-2.6.15-27-686 (or whatever kernel you have installed)
Also, it just occured to me that the performance problem you are seeing with the highpoint driver may be caused by a conflict between the normal linux driver for the individual drives and the highpoint array driver.
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