projects/mfi_head to -current next week

Doug Ambrisko ambrisko at
Sat Mar 31 16:06:13 UTC 2012

Alex Keda writes:
| On 16.03.2012 19:39, Doug Ambrisko 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.
| Good news!
| How about new hardware?

Although delayed due to finding some header issues when I tested
creating RAID's this is now in -current ... and yes it supports
all known MFI type cards.

Doug A.

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