[arch-general] dmraid package - continued upstream or to move to mdraid?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sat Nov 23 20:02:01 EST 2013

All, tpowa,

  As of approximately 8-12 months ago, I was under the impression that upstream
dmraid would not continue and that dmraid functionality would move into mdraid.
(maybe that was just an arch plan?) Early in the discussion on this list it was
noted that not all existing dmraid chipset support was included in the mdraid


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.




  I am at the point where I need to rebuild an arch server and must decide
whether to continue with dmraid or move to mdraid. Looking at the current dmraid
package 10/30/13 by tpowa (https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/i686/dmraid/)
dmraid is still in core. The redhat list makes no reference to dmraid not
continuing, so I'm a bit confused about the earlier discussion.

  At this point is there any information to suggest that dmraid will go away?
Also, anyone have negative experience with dmraid and grub2 or dmraid and systemd?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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