[arch-general] Future of dmraid on nvidia chipsets in Arch?

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Mar 20 09:32:41 EDT 2013

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
>   Is there planned support for existing nvidia based dmraid arrays in Arch,

I can only speak for myself, but to the best of my knowledge no Arch
devs use dmraid, and upstream appears to be dead. Based on that I'd
say the best choice would be to move away from dmraid if you can.

> whether by conversion to mdraid (when chipset support is available) or will the

If/when mdraid has the required chipset support I don't think there is
anything we need to do at the distro level, it would be up to the
admins to make the change.

> dmraid package (as patched by dreisner) continue to be available to support
> booting nvidia based systems under systemd?

I don't see us removing dmraid as long as it works and mdraid does not
cover the same chipsets. How long that (both dmraid working and mdraid
not supporting the same) will be the case I don't know.

>   From a server standpoint (no dual-boot dmraid availability required), is the
> best long-term option to simply completely rebuild using mdraid (pure software
> raid) eliminating dmraid altogether?

I would go for that if you can.


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