procedure how to find out if Debian supports the Adaptec SCSI Card 29320ALP (AIC-7902 A)

procedure how to find out if Debian supports the Adaptec SCSI Card 29320ALP (AIC-7902 A)

Post by Aragor » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 21:26:15


On Thursday 15 December 2005 09:03, XXXX@XXXXX.COM stood up and
spoke the following words to the masses in /comp.os.linux.misc...:/


I'm not sure what kernel your intended Debian installation will be
featuring, but to my knowledge all vanilla 2.6 kernels I have
configured - ever since 2.6.5 - have a driver for this adaptor.

It would strike me as exceptionally insane for Debian to omit this
driver from their kernel build. ;-)

The driver's called /aic-79xx,/ and if the kernel is compiled with
module autoloading, the module will be loaded at boot time - or you can
compile your own kernel and hardcode that driver into the kernel
binary, of course. ;-)

I believe the HostRAID feature is a hardware RAID solution, in which
case both disks would be seen as one device, e.g. */dev/sda.*

You'll find more information regarding this adaptor and its
configuration on the Adaptec website, of course. ;-)

Hope this helps! :-)

--
With kind regards,

*Aragorn*
(Registered GNU/Linux user #223157)
 
 
 

procedure how to find out if Debian supports the Adaptec SCSI Card 29320ALP (AIC-7902 A)

Post by John-Paul » Sat, 17 Dec 2005 01:41:44


The aic79xx driver goes back even farther than that. It was added to
2.4.21 AFAICT.

Note that some Adaptec 29320 SCSI cards support limited RAID-0 and
RAID-1 functionality (which Adaptec calls HostRAID). This is *not*
supported by the aic79xx driver. AFAIK, this is only supported via the
a320raid driver and that is only available directly from Adaptec's
support site.