promise stex raid driver for linux

  • Last Post 19 September 2018
Jacques Malaprade posted this 20 June 2018

We have a g-speed thunderbolt 3 raid which we would like to work under linux. Does anybody have experience with this? Ideally we would require the source code for the promise.stex driver which we could install on the linux box.

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Jacques Malaprade posted this 20 June 2018

 We found the driver as promise supertrak ex although the supported kernel versions are too old (2.4) and we need kernel > 4.13.

R P posted this 19 September 2018

Hi Jacques,

The stex driver has been part of the standard kernel since 2.6.

I just checked Fedora 26 x86_64, kernel 4.11.8-300.fc26.x86_64 and the stex drives is right where it should be in /lib/modules.../drivers/scsi. It should also be part of any newer builds. But I'm afraid that any of the Promise Utilities like WebPAM won't work under a 4.x kernel. But you can use the BIOS for management when needed.

And in different news Linus Torvold has admitted that he's been a jerk and he says he's going to seek counseling.