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

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Sun Nov 24 06:26:08 EST 2013

Am 24.11.2013 02:02, schrieb David C. Rankin:
> 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
> package.
> <quote>
> 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.
>   <snip>
>   -t
> </quote>
>   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?
I quote from my archboot FAQ:
The reason is there are so many different hardware components out there.
At the moment 1.0.0rc16 is included, with latest fedora patchset,
development has been stopped.
mdadm supports some isw and ddf fakeraid chipsets.

You need to try yourself what works best for you.
mdadm does only support ISW and DDF devices up to now.


Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

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