[nycbug-talk] Fwd: Adaptec AAC raid support
Mon Mar 21 14:40:46 EST 2005
Wordup George, All,
On Mar 21, 2005, at 1:49 PM, G. Rosamond wrote:
>> [snip OpenBSD Adapted RAID saga]
>> IMHO: Go Theo. Walking the walk aint' easy, glad someone's tough in
>> Open Source.
> It seems a bit more complicated than that though. . .
> First, it is clear that the Adaptec debate has built more walls
> between OpenBSD and FreeBSD. That is why I would hold off on cheering
> for either Scott Long of FreeBSD and Theo of OpenBSD. Negative
> divisions, as opposed to different focuses and directions, is *not*
> good by any means.
Ahh. I wasn't aware that this issue built any walls- (?)
The FreeBSD support for Adaptec stuff is in the end, not so exiting.
The aac driver feels solid, (I have 2 sata cards in FreeBSD production
now), but the mgmt. utils are a bit wonkie- it would be REALLY GREAT
imo to have drivers available which are solidly written from the ground
up, to work with various built-in disk utilities (i.e. atacontrol vs.
the aaccli wonkie stuff I'm using now...)-
As a FreeBSD user and general advocate, I'm all for Theo on this one-
and don't understand why anyone would argue with him? I mean, it's not
like Theo is sticking the FreeBSD name on his intense stance? If the
OpenBSD teams do it, I don't see how it wouldn't benefit the FreeBSD
side down the road a bit... (but I'm not a driver developer, so I
could be missing something fundamental here). All I know is I'd rather
use cleaner mgmt. tools for Adaptec stuff in user space.
Or am I missing something? (A real possibility with me these days...)
/me checks pricewatch for Promise sata card prices/specs...
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