projects/mfi_head to -current next week

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at
Sun Mar 18 20:06:39 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 8:39 AM, Doug Ambrisko <ambrisko at> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'd like to start merging mfi(4) from projects/head_mfi into -current
> next week.  The mfi(4) driver is stable and I don't know of any issues
> with it now.  I fixed a few issues that I knew of this past week.  Several
> people have contributed to this.  LSI did the base HW support.  This
> update supports all current mfi based cards.  It supports JBOD via creating
> /sys/mfisyspd* entries for each disk.  When a disk is pulled from the
> controller the node goes away and when a disk is inserted it creates an
> entry.  Using a fairly new MegaCli, it can also control how JBOD support
> works.  We may need to update our port.  This JBOD support is not the same
> as CAM pass through that some have hacked to make disks appear as da*.
> Several people are using this driver now so I feel it is stable enough
> to hit the tree.  More eyes and people using this will make it better.
> This new HW is showing up more and more in new systems so it will make
> it easier for people to use FreeBSD on these machines and have it just
> work.
> Thanks to LSI for the initial HW support and all of the people that have
> been testing and getting it in shape to commit.

Hi Doug!
    I was wondering if the project could be updated to CURRENT and a
patch be generated for it against CURRENT so people could test out the
new code (I'd really like to try this out on my box at home).

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