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Re: raid kernel
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: raid kernel
- From: Simon Slaytor <sslaytor_(_at_)_iom_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 13:02:49 +0100
One point in favour of a GENERIC RAID Kernel(s), consider when a user
posts the following request for help:
'I've compiled my own kernel and Xyz is broken'
Now after being on the mailing list for a quite a while I know the stock
answer always seems to be 'drop back to GENERIC and stop playing with
custom kernels if you want help from this list'. Now if the user is
using RAID and has APPS/Data etc on a raid volume this isn't exactly
going to be easy.
Now I 100% understand this thinking and won't raise a complaint against
it, but as your now advocating that in order to use a key feature of
OBSD a custom kernel is 'the way' where does that leave the sys admins
such as myself when it comes to support from the lists?
By having a GENERIC RAID kernel, with or without various options would
at least allow for some alternate yet supported systems all be it at an
increased workload for the team
I'm not currently using any kernel based system so have no axe to grid,
I'm just making an observation.
just my 2 pence anyway.