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Date:      Sat, 24 Mar 2007 20:53:14 -0500
From:      "Nikolas Britton" <nikolas.britton@gmail.com>
To:        "Jan Mikkelsen" <janm@transactionware.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Stable <freebsd-stable@freebsd.org>, erich@areca.com.tw, Phillip Neumann <pneumann@gmail.com>, scottl@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Amd64 Unstable Areca
Message-ID:  <ef10de9a0703241853t2a06f651r3286423d3b1b5feb@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <000201c76e68$b5339820$0502a8c0@IBMA618C20271E>
References:  <ef10de9a0703231901p461d1e27x8a9893a9c63827a@mail.gmail.com> <000201c76e68$b5339820$0502a8c0@IBMA618C20271E>

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On 3/24/07, Jan Mikkelsen <janm@transactionware.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > If that doesn't work move back down to 1.20.00.12:
> > http://www.nbritton.org/uploads/areca/
>
> I could consistently make 1.20.00.12 corrupt data.  If you are going to go
> back, that's probably a bad choice. 1.20.00.02 didn't seem to have
> corruption problems.
>

The 1.20.00.12 driver I pointed to was a custom hack I did for my
servers, It worked fine for the 7 months I was using it... I'm
assuming we're talking about I/O load, the servers rarely see high cpu
loads... the hardware:

http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon1333/5000P/X7DBE.cfm

arcmsr0: <Areca SATA Host Adapter RAID Controller (RAID6 capable)
ARECA RAID ADAPTER0: Driver Version 1.20.00.13 2006-8-18
ARECA RAID ADAPTER0: FIRMWARE VERSION V1.41 2006-5-24
pass1 at arcmsr0 bus 0 target 16 lun 0
pass1: <Areca RAID controller R001> Fixed Processor SCSI-0 device
da0 at arcmsr0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <Areca ARC-1220-VOL#00 R001> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-3 device
da0: 166.666MB/s transfers (83.333MHz, offset 32, 16bit), Tagged
Queueing Enabled
da0: 1430511MB (2929687040 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 182364C)

I just upgraded them for the DST change.  :-/



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