RELENG_8 / mpt / zpool Errors

Tim Gustafson tjg at
Sat Sep 10 20:37:06 UTC 2011

> I'm not sure what cards you can get now with the LSI 1068E chip. As
> LSI branded cards cost more, I went for for the LSI SAS2008 based
> Supermicro AOC-USAS2-L8i as I new I wasn't going to use port expanders.
> It could be hard to get cards with the older chip now (you might have
> to get something second hand).

I'm not at all wedded to that card; any card that has two external ports will do for me.  The bigger requirement is that it works well with FreeBSD 8.2 and eventually 9.0.  If you had your pick of any (reasonably priced) card that had two external ports and would work in my configuration, which would it be?

> A port expander would be required and just a few older drives in
> the enclosure. A developer (of which I'm not) would need console
> access and ability to install new kernels, reboot etc.

I can probably swing that, at least for a time, in 3 or 4 weeks.  We have hardware on order that I can use to test with for a short while before it goes into production.

Tim Gustafson                                                tjg at
Baskin School of Engineering                                     831-459-5354
UC Santa Cruz                                         Baskin Engineering 317B

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