[Beowulf] OT: some quick Areca rpm packages for interested users

Yaroslav Halchenko list-beowulf at onerussian.com
Wed Dec 27 13:15:04 PST 2006

Thanks Joe

I just want to comment on my experience with Areca.

That is pity that Areca's drivers got kicked even from -mm devel branch
of linux mainstream kernel (unfortunately I don't remember in
which exact version it has happened). Recent driver provided by Areca
seems to work fine for me (after I upgraded power supply of the box,
which was mentioned by Areca as the main possible cause of the
instability in operation we had). So problem seems to be resolved, but I
disliked that the areca developers kept the same version of the driver
(thus file name) while he introduced some changes, which they named (in
my inquiry to them) as the simple refactoring of the code without any
change in functionality. I saw other people in the mailing lists
complaining about the same or similar issue

So, things working well, but code was orphaned by linux kernel
developers (read more about some resolved and not resolved
problems in the mailing lists
versioning is somewhat is inconsistent as I've mentioned

How do you do with your Areca? :-)

On Wed, 20 Dec 2006, Joe Landman wrote:

> Hi folks:

>   We have put together some Areca RPMs for x86_64 systems.  RPMs for the Areca are available 
> now in binary/source form at 
> http://downloads.scalableinformatics.com/downloads/Scientific_Linux/4.4/x86_64/
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