[mythtv-users] Question re: available SATA ports and linux software RAID

Johan Heikkilä johan.heikkila at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 19:00:13 UTC 2011


Late to the discussion, but I wanted to point out a potential problem
with LSI cards. I have an LSI SAS1068 card, which have been running
reliably a couple of years with both SAS and SATA drives. I have even
used IDE drives with SATA adapters at some point. The problem with
this chip is that it cannot be used with smartmontools. Various bugs
have been reported, for instance
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13594 and
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512613
But even though some of the bugs have been reported as solved, I have
never had a stable system when monitoring drives with smartmontools.
Without monitoring S.M.A.R.T, the system is rock stable.

Johan


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