Centos 5 Fileserver -> missing XFS and Areca Raid support

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Centos 5 Fileserver -> missing XFS and Areca Raid support

Postby Noope » 2007/05/20 20:13:10

Hello,

i want to use Centos 5 as a fileserver.
I have an Areca raid controller and want to create a xfs filesystem.

But there are no areca drivers in centos5. I found the drivers here: http://www.ehoeve.com/Centos5-Experimental/
With this drivers I was able to install centos and use my Areca raid controller. But there is no xfs support compiled in.

On http://dev.centos.org I found the "testing" xfs supprt, but included in a different kernel (without areca support). Well with the first kernel I can use the raid controller, with the second xfs, but not both on the same time :)

Is Centos the best choice for a XFS fileserver?


Bye,
Marco
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Re: Centos 5 Fileserver -> missing XFS and Areca Raid support

Postby foxb » 2007/05/20 22:01:07

The power(or weakness) of linux is that you ca customize it if you want.

Just recompile your kernel with XFS and Areca.

How this would be done is explained at wiki.

Note: You need to recompile your kernel with each update of mainstream kernel.
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Re: Centos 5 Fileserver -> missing XFS and Areca Raid support

Postby Noope » 2007/05/21 05:15:43

Okay thanks.

But one Question:
Why is there no official support of the xfs and jfs filesystem in Centos?

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Re: Centos 5 Fileserver -> missing XFS and Areca Raid support

Postby rschira » 2007/11/19 14:30:43

On Areca you may find the drivers for CentOS 5.
ftp://ftp.areca.com.tw/RaidCards/AP_Dri ... CentOS-5.0
there's a clear readme.
all ok...if you can find a floppy drive :)
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Centos 5 Fileserver -> missing XFS and Areca Raid support

Postby arrfab » 2007/11/20 06:30:18

My tip : just wait for a week or so : CentOS 5.1 will contain areca/arcmsr drivers in the default kernel (see upstream release notes here : http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/ente ... 86-en.html)
Then wait for the 5.1 centosplus kernel to be available too (it contains xfs).
It will be easier for you to maintain because everything will be in the base kernel and when a security update kernel will be released, you will not have to rebuild yours each time for your kernel modules ...
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