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KS2007: Hardware support and the i386/x86_64 merger

KS2007: Hardware support and the i386/x86_64 merger

Posted Sep 6, 2007 21:00 UTC (Thu) by AJWM (guest, #15888)
In reply to: KS2007: Hardware support and the i386/x86_64 merger by ckelso
Parent article: KS2007: Hardware support and the i386/x86_64 merger

Yep, I've seen that in a couple of cases -- even in cases where it wasn't proven that the hardware/driver was the problem, just suspected. Rip out all the cards and replace them with something we know works (or the 3rd party application vendor supports, whatever).

Replacing a half-dozen fibre cards (HBAs) is cheap compared to what you're paying your SAN vendor, and if he says that card X isn't supported (by him) under the OS upgrade you want to do (or your DB vendor insists on) but card Y is, guess what's going to happen.

(And in this particular case the drivers for both X and Y cards were GPL, so that wasn't even a factor.)


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