Kernelmodules 6.8.1 (ReadyNAS OS 6 x86)

A new ReadyNAS OS – and it brings yet another new kernel. ReadyNAS OS 6.8.1 now sports the Linux kernel 4.4.88 and with it again support for some more Video4Linux drivers is added. On the other hand some drivers have been added that again require a more modern kernel than the one present on the ReadyNAS. Thus the list of drivers not supported on the ReadyNAS has grown a bit:

  • VIDEO_CX231XX: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • VIDEO_SOLO6X10: Requires at least kernel 4.5.0
  • VIDEO_MUX: Requires at least kernel 4.13.0
  • RADIO_WL128X: Requires at least kernel 4.13.0
  • VIDEO_DW9714: Requires at least kernel 9.255.255
  • VIDEO_OV5670: Requires at least kernel 4.10.0
  • VIDEO_OV13858: Requires at least kernel 4.5.0
  • DVB_M88DS3103: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_CXD2820R: Requires at least kernel 4.6.0
  • DVB_RTL2830: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_RTL2832: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_SI2168: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • DVB_LGDT3306A: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
  • INTEL_ATOMISP: Requires at least kernel 9.255.255

So here’s the link to the latest (and still free) kernel modules:

Since I can’t test all the different USB drivers included please accept my apologies if the driver for your hardware is included but doesn’t work. In that case please drop me a note and I’ll see what I can do.

Owncloud 10 (ReadyNAS OS 6, RAIDiator 5, RAIDiator 4 x86)

Owncloud is updated to 10.0.3 and I’m happy to announce the availabilty of the app/add-on for almost all ReadyNAS systems. Only RAIDiator 4 Sparc is again missing for I still have no working hardware to build the add-on. Please also note that while the versions for ReadyNAS OS 6 support MySQL out of the box this feature is still missing for the RAIDiator 5 and 4 versions.

NextCloud 12.0.3 (ReadyNAS OS 6 ARM & x86)

Nextcloud 12.0.3 was released so without much further ado here are the apps for your ReadyNAS OS 6 system:

SABnzbd 2.3.0 (ReadyNAS OS 6 All Platforms & RAIDiator 5 ARM & RAIDitator 4 x86)

Another update to SABnzbd. Version 2.3.0 is out for ReadyNAS OS 6 on the x86 and ARM platforms and for RAIDiator 4 on x86 as well as for RAIDiator 5 on ReadyNAS ARM. Again, sorry for all those still on RAIDitator 4 on Sparc – the UltraSparc III is still dead. This update includes the SAByenc module in version 3.3.1 and on RAIDiator 4 and 5 platforms an update to unRAR 5.5.8.
So, here are the addons:

Sorry for the Rough Ride

Hi there. As you surely noticed the site was down for the last couple of days. This was due to a chain of events that in the end resulted in a complete outage. The system the site is hosted on is running from a dedicated server and the data resides on a simple RAID-1 array. On Monday one of the drives in that array died and so the site went down for the first time. Using the rescue system I was able to create a current backup (in addition to the ones that are created automatically) and ordered the failed drive to be replaced. This was done but while restoring the array the second drive died from the stress of rebuilding. With the backup at hand I ordered the second drive to be replaced as well, screw the data on the disks and rebuild the array from scratch. Now, this process didn’t go as smooth as I hoped because the major part of the following days was spent with convincing the hoster that the new replacement drive couldn’t be bothered to join the array. Part of the delay of course was due to the fact that I need to not only go to work but also do some actual work there so that I couldn’t be immediately available for follow-up questions from the hoster which mostly consisted of “Are you really sure that we should …” and my simple answer “Yes, I am” (felt like being at an elaborate wedding at some times).
Anyway, one the array was up with a finally again replaced second drive and the OS installed I could go about reinstalling the bits and pieces. And finally I was able to restore the data which took a long, long time for I had to use my meager 2 Mbit/s uplink to transfer roughly 70 GB of data. That’s why it took so long to bring the site up again.
I heard that some of you were encountering troubles throughout the outage, mainly due to some services seemingly being dependent on some response from the site. My apologies for that, I’ll look into those reports and will try to make sure this stuff is removed or at least changed so that it will fail gracefully should another outage occur.
On the plus side I took the chance and went through all the backup systems and refined some of those to be able to get the site up faster. Still, the major blocker here is my upload speed and there’s nothing I can do about it in the near future.
That all said, I again apologize for any inconvenience and hope you still enjoy your ReadyNAS and my add-ons.