EU UK Cheap Fusion-io £150 3.2TB and £400 6.4TB PCI-e SSDs

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  1. alex_stief

    alex_stief Active Member

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    For real? I was planning to use this in my main workstation. Since I upgrade CPUs from time to time, a recent kernel is required sometimes.
    Using OpenSUSE.
     
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  2. lukts30

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    At least all officially supported Linux Distribution are not using a 5.0 Kernel (since the newest driver dates to the 12th September 2018). We all probably know that the Kernel has no stable ABI and because of that all out of tree drivers will eventfully break. I am also quiet unhappy since my intention was to use them on my proxmox 6 machine.

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  3. acquacow

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    There are source RPM packages for the VSL for the 4.x kernels, but mostly in fedora.

    You can use rpmbuild there to rebuild them against your current kernel-headers and kernel-devel
     
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  4. lukts30

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    4.x kernels work because the source code was crafted to target that ABI. But as i said the Kernel ABI is not stable (functions were at least renamed/removed) so this proprietary kernel driver would need changes to work with a 5.x kernel which Proxmox 6 uses. Replacing this inbox kernel with an older 4.x is not an option for me.
     
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  5. Fairlight

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    Great news - thanks @acquacow - I really appreciate the replies.

    So I have ordered one of the 3.2TB grade B's to see what its like. Clearly I need this card for my ESXi estate which currently comprises of an enormous 14 VMs,... I don't know how I coped without one (seriously though it will get a lot bigger but the card will probably still be asleep).....

    Thanks @YardBouncer for the thread! they should give you a free card just for all the revenue you have generated for that site!

    Now I just need 40GE switch, I am thinking one of those ICX6610's but I was originally going for the Arista DCS-7050QX-32-F? (I had saved up for it for a while), the ICX6610 makes more sense but I didn't think there was room for sense in this hobby, only complete overkill and thus the Arista falls into that bracket quite well, like the 200mph tank.
     
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  6. alex_stief

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    Let's assume for a second that I have no clue about most of the things you mentioned here. ABI...out of tree...
    I'm a linux user, not a developer.
    So realistically, what are the odds that someone gets these cards to cooperate with a modern linux kernel, or vice-versa. And then can explain the steps necessary so dummies like me can follow in their footsteps.
     
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    Can sm1 link where to get drivers for win? Found drivers see attachment if sm1 needs.
    Is there any utility with GUI? Link - choose IoSphere
    Got nice drives, first:
    PBW Endurance Rating: 20 PB
    PBW Used: 0.138 PB
    Second:
    PBW Endurance Rating: 20 PB
    PBW Used: 4.798 PB
     

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  9. acquacow

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    No need to post attachments. The drivers are all on link.sandisk.com
     
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  11. lukts30

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    So the official provided package "iomemory-vsl-3.2.16/" only works with a kernel up to 4.16.18. The releases after that are not working out of the box.
    With the 4.17 release there was a minor function rename but essential you can just rename the referenced function in the driver source files and get a working kmodule for 4.17.xx .
    block: Introduce blk_queue_flag_{set,clear,test_and_{set,clear}}()

    4.18 again broke something by unexporting a function used by the driver. This change was even done by western digital employees o_O
    block: unexport elevator_init/exit

    This goes on with every release ...


    But apparently somebody maintains a modified version on github and he reported some progress to get it working on a 5.x kernel.

    Failing to compile on Fedora 29 (5.0.13-200) · Issue #42 · snuf/iomemory-vsl
    Failing to compile on Fedora 29 (5.0.13-200) #42
     
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