[freebsd-amd64] Possible 3ware 8506-12 SATA Controller issues...
vkashyap at amcc.com
Tue Jun 22 17:16:35 PDT 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David O'Brien [mailto:obrien at freebsd.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 4:21 PM
> To: Vinod Kashyap
> Cc: mike; Peter Losher; freebsd-amd64 at freebsd.org;
> freebsd-hardware at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: [freebsd-amd64] Possible 3ware 8506-12 SATA Controller
> As the FreeBSD 3Ware driver maintainer can you address these driver
> concerns on AMD64 hardware [in 64-bit mode]?
> -- David
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 07:36:56AM -0700, mike wrote:
> > I had nearly the exact same card and setup - dual opteron,
> > 5.2.1-REL, 8506-8 card.
> > When I called 3ware the guy told me AMD64 support for
> FreeBSD would be in
> > their 9000 series of cards - so I sent back my 8506-8 and
> got a 9500S-8.
> > BNesides for the hardware and BIOS improvements, they also
> did come out
> > with a driver as well. I could not get it to work loaded in
> the kernel and
> > kernel modules do not work for AMD64 yet. SO right now I
> have an email out
> > to the guys there asking if they can help me out.
> > Apparently they only tested it for FreeBSD 4.9 and 5.1.
> However, they did
> > mention that support for the 8500 series and FreeBSD
> 5/amd64 would be much
> > later in the summer or year. Further reason why I took the
> hassle to RMA
> > the 8500 card and get the 9500S.
The official support on FreeBSD for 7xxx, 8xxx and 9xxx series
controllers is only for i386. Although the driver might work
on other platforms, it's never been tested. The FreeBSD management
tools provided by 3ware are only for i386.
> > My kernel also recognized the old card, even though the
> 3ware tech guy
> > said "that is not supported properly, it might see it, but
> it won't work
> > good" - the driver might work halfway, but you're also
> missing out on all
> > the 3dm utils and whatnot, which are important to the
> maintenance of your
> > array. The newest drivers for the 9500 series include all
> that - so they
> > are providing properly supported stuff for our platform
> now, if only I can
> > get it to work with a 5.2.x series kernel.
> > I'd like to try it out as a kernel module, but kernel modules don't
> > work yet in 5.2.x/AMD64. 3ware told me they need to get someone else
> > involved to work on the kernel driver issue too...
> > So I've been patient waiting for them to help.
> > Email me back with any questions. I can give you my contact
> there so there
> > can be an additional person bugging him for status on this. =)
> > Hope this helps!
> > - mike
> > On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Peter Losher wrote:
> > > So I am tracking down a possible controller issue with a
> > > system (running the amd64 port - 5.2.1-REL branch) which
> has a 3ware
> > > 8506-12 SATA controller controlling 1.2TB of disk space.
> > >
> > > While the system iself is nice, under sustained high disk
> I/O, the system
> > > randomly locks up hard. (requires a hard reset)
> > >
You might want to upgrade to twe in -CURRENT, and see if that
makes a difference.
> > > In trying to diagnose the problem I noticed the kernel
> recognises it as a
> > > 12 channel controller (albiet from the 7000 series):
> > >
> > > -=-
> > > % grep twe /var/run/dmesg.boot
> > > twe0: <3ware 7000 series Storage Controller. Driver
> version 1.50.00.000>
> > > port 0x8c00-0x8c0f mem
> 0xfb800000-0xfbffffff,0xfc7ffc00-0xfc7ffc0f irq
> > > 29 at device 1.0 on pci1
> > > twe0: 12 ports, Firmware FE7S 1.05.00.063, BIOS BE7X 1.08.00.048
> > > -=-
> > >
> > > When we took delivery of the system late last year, the 12 channel
> > > version of the 8506 card was so new you had to run
> 5.2-RC2 to get a
> > > version of the twe driver to support it. Have there been
> changes to the
> > > driver since then to better support this card?
> > >
> > > (Of course the problem may be elsewhere, the MB, CPU(s),
> memory... The
> > > joys of HW debugging) Side note I have noticed that I
> can install 5.2.1
> > > on the box and update to the latest patch level, but
> subequent 'make
> > > buildworld's usually dies randomly on a signal 4 error.
> > >
> > > Best Wishes - Peter
> > > --
> > > Peter_Losher at isc.org | ISC | OpenPGP Key E8048D08 | "The
> bits must flow
> > >
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