Subject: Re: Compaq SMART array driver info
To: None <>
From: Eric Delcamp <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/03/1999 21:01:35
Hi !

The controller is PCI only, but it's really tied with COMPAQ server.
An NLM under Netware exists to configure the RAID (if it's can help ;-)
I have a good experience under Compaq and their RAID cards (2DH, 2SL, 3200,

----- Original Message -----
From: Jay Maynard <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 8:41 PM
Subject: Compaq SMART array driver info

> As it turns out, the SMART array driver was developed initially on FreeBSD
> and ported to Linux. It's the ida driver. The FreeBSD version doesn't
> support the SMART Array 4200 controller, the latest one, but the Linux
> driver does, and the changes are clearly marked and should be easy to
> retrofit.
> The configuration utility is indeed available only via SmartStart CD or
> Softpaq download, but, as it turns out, there's an info pack that's freely
> distributable and should be sufficient to write a configuration utility.
> can request a copy by email to . (The guy who'll be
> sending it out commented that "I really should put it on the FTP site...";
> if he does, I'll mention it here.)
> How many of our ports have PCI buses, anyway? The controller is PCI-only.