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SubjectRe: RAID HW Questions...
On Sun, 17 Sep 2000, Ricky Beam wrote:

> I used to have the respect for DPT. Well, there's one more fine company
> ruined.

I guess I caught the tail end of DPT being nice. When i got the card it
was highly recommended.

> The root problem is that you don't know what to do to get it working. There's
> nothing wrong with that aside from you storming into lkml as if you knew
> what you were doing (your little "resumette") but couldn't get anything to
> work "for 6 months." [2.2.15 was the latest kernel six months ago. The
> 1.09 driver from DPT drops directly into 2.2.15 without modification.]

I'm sorry for what I said. I'm just used to being able to easily contact
the author of software I'm working on wether they are still around or have
moved on. I was frustrated and tiered. The machine there DPT cards are on
are actually a community college where I do vollenteer sysadming for about
30 machines. This gives an entire lab of machines running Linux for CS
students. I only get 2-3 hours a week (if that) of actual time to keep the
lab up. Last friday I took a day off to finally complete the move to the
new kernel becasue of hacking attempts from students. I've tried off and
on for the past 6 months trying to get help from DPT/Adaptec because I was
always running into problems. And you know the rest of the story. I wish I
was more of kernel hacker but I'm basically a "patch and build" guy when
it comes to Linux. RT VxWorks on PPC is where all my hard-core development
goes. :| Sorry for causing problems and thanks for your help.

---
Bryan Whitehead
Email: driver@rccacm.org
WorkE: driver@jpl.nasa.gov

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