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On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Carl Constantine <Carl.Constantine@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Grant McWilliams said:


The compiled driver is in that disk image, you just need to dig a bit. The download disks match up to RHEL releases though (5.5,5.6 etc) so you may or may not be able to get one to work. Here's the steps in general to get at the binary driver


  1. download the areca disk image from hereÂhttp://www.areca.us/support/s_linux/linux.htm
  2. Extract the Zip file
  3. CD into the directory that it created and extract the Install zip file
  4. Mount the driver.img file - mount -o loop driver.img <mountpoint>Â
  5. CD into <mountpoint>
  6. mv modules.cgz modules.gz
  7. gunzip modules.gz
  8. cpio -i < modules
  9. CD into the directory this creates
  10. There you are, your compiled binary driver for both i686 and x86_64

Note I do not gaurantee either of these drivers will work since the XCP kernel is quite different from the RHEL/CentOS one but you could try.


Thank you Grant, I will try that. Failing that however, how would I go about compiling a driver from the source (provided by Areca on their download page) for use in the XCP kernel? I canât seem to install any dev environment at all on XCP to do this and the WiKi is sparse on documentation on how to do this, or links to a current XCP DDK to develop with/on.


Iâd be happy to write the docs and make them more complete (Iâve been a tech writer for many years as well as my current job) if I can get some more complete information and try the procedure out myself. If more people want to move to Xen/XCP from VMWare due to their stupid licensing issues, we need to have more detailed and complete information.


Thank you in advance.



I'm not sure since you need the kernel source to compile drivers in addition to the development tools. I haven't done this on XCP at all. Installing the CentOS development tools only gets you halfway there. At some point they may start using the mainline kernel again (because most of Xen is in it now) and then it will be easy.

Grant McWilliams

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