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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    Any chance you guys have some advice about my situation here?

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    update: after applying today's kernel upgrade, you'll have to install the RocketRaid drivers again.
    Keep in mind that you have to manually edit the driver files prior to installing (as I mentioned earlier in this thread).

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    I love this machine, it works flawlessly, just wondering how could I speed up my array?
    Code:
    georg@server:~$ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sda1
    
    /dev/sda1:
     Timing buffered disk reads:  196 MB in  3.01 seconds =  65.06 MB/sec
    georg@server:~$ dmesg | grep rr174x
    [   31.036006] rr174x: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
    [   31.037566] rr174x:RocketRAID 174x controller driver v2.2 (Nov 10 2009 20:43:53)
    [   31.037619] rr174x:adapter at PCI 5:0:0, IRQ 20
    [   31.612040] rr174x:start channel [0,0]
    [   31.613491] rr174x:start channel [0,1]
    [   31.614938] rr174x:start channel [0,2]
    [   31.616386] rr174x:start channel [0,3]
    [   31.820702] rr174x:[0 0] Start channel soft reset.
    [   31.820723] rr174x:[0 1] Start channel soft reset.
    [   31.820741] rr174x:[0 2] Start channel soft reset.
    [   31.820760] rr174x:[0 3] Start channel soft reset.
    [   32.175371] rr174x:channel [0,0] started successfully
    [   32.257305] rr174x:channel [0,1] started successfully
    [   32.339234] rr174x:channel [0,2] started successfully
    [   32.421163] rr174x:channel [0,3] started successfully
    [   32.484401] scsi0 : rr174x
    georg@server:~$
    I find 65 MB/s lil bit slowish, my array is made of 3x 500 GB SATA II NCQ Western Digital drives (throughput 300 MB/s), what you think could be wrong? Our small office depends on this RAID. sorry for OT.
    Last edited by babeliak; November 10th, 2009 at 09:02 PM.
    8.04 LTS Desktop with Samba server @ Intel E1800, 4GB DDR2 800, Gigabyte P35 DS3, HighPoint RocketRAID1740 1TB RAID 5

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    Today I asked HighPoint if there are already drivers for Ubuntu 9.10:

    Quote Originally Posted by bvanaerde
    Hello

    I wanted to upgrade my Ubuntu 9.04 installation to 9.10.
    Will the RocketRaid 1740 still be supported in this distro?

    At the drivers page, I can only find drivers up to version 9.04:
    http://www.highpoint-tech.com/usa/bios_rr1740.htm

    Greetings

    Ben
    The reply:

    Quote Originally Posted by HighPoint
    Hello,

    Drivers are planned for 9.10, but are still being developed.

    Regards,

    HighPoint Technologies, Inc.
    Customer Support Department

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    For those with Ubuntu 9.04:

    After the latest upgrade to 2.6.28-17, a reinstall of the RocketRaid is required again (see my previous post if you don't know how)

    When installing, it should display these lines:
    The disk you insert is for linux kernel 2.6
    Update initrd file /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-17-generic for 2.6.28-17-generic
    Please reboot the system to use the new driver module.
    For those with Ubuntu 9.10:

    I couldn't wait any longer, and installed 9.10 today. As the driver page doesn't have a driver for 9.10, you have to use the opensource driver.
    Download the file, unzip it, and with the terminal, browse to:
    your_download_map/rr174x-linux-src-v2.4/product/rr1740pm/linux
    and use this command:
    sudo make install
    After this, restart.

    edit: after today's kernel upgrade (for 9.10), I had to reboot into recovery mode and reinstall the drivers from there. After that, everything was fine again.
    Last edited by bvanaerde; December 10th, 2009 at 11:37 PM.

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    First wanted to say thanks for this post, as I dont think I would have gotten my raid card up with out it.

    I'm using the open source driver with 9.1 , but have some questions.

    I keep tempting fate and updating the recent header files. The problem is I dont know what I should do about the raid card. This last time it split my raid in two, and I have been rebuilding it all day. What is the correct procedure to update? I'm thinking its something like

    1 -uninstall driver
    2 -restart
    3 -update
    4 -install driver
    5 - reboot

    but Im not sure what I should be doing to ensure my raid is kept in one peice.

    Thanks

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    It sounds like what I should be doing is rebuild the driver before restarting the box after update. Can anyone confirm that this works. It can not be any worse then what Im doing now, which is crashing and burning.

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    Quote Originally Posted by topkatz View Post
    It sounds like what I should be doing is rebuild the driver before restarting the box after update. Can anyone confirm that this works. It can not be any worse then what Im doing now, which is crashing and burning.
    The problem is: before the restart, you're still in the previous kernel version. So I guess you'll have to restart first.
    What I do is:
    1. install new kernel
    2. reboot
    3. install RocketRaid driver
    4. reboot

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    The problem with that is my raid usually gets splintered into two raids. Then I have to break the new one and rebuild. Im obviously worried that this procedure wont go so well one time.

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    Re: RocketRAID 1740 - 8.04

    Quote Originally Posted by topkatz View Post
    The problem with that is my raid usually gets splintered into two raids. Then I have to break the new one and rebuild. Im obviously worried that this procedure wont go so well one time.
    What do you mean with splintered? I can't even access the drives when the drivers aren't installed yet.

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