hptmv support on AMD64
scottl at samsco.org
Wed Nov 16 15:13:06 PST 2005
Mike Jakubik wrote:
> The man page for the hptmv (HighPoint RocketRAID 182x) drivers, on 6.0
> and 5.4 states:
> The *hptmv* driver only works on the i386 platform as it requires a
> blob object from the manufacturer which they only supply for the i386
> This is however not true, at least not anymore. HighPoint provides open
> source drivers that include the blob for i386 and amd64, as seen here
> http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/bios_rr1810a.htm on the open source
> driver version 1.12. Also the man page for -CURRENT says that i386 AND
> amd64 is supported. Is there any way that we can update FreeBSDs' 5.x
> and 6.x drivers to this current version? I have a dual Opteron server
> that i would like to run in native mode, but the fact that i have to
> download binary modules, (which don't support 6.0) is a PITA when
> keeping the system up to date.
> Thank You.
I updated the hptmv driver to include amd64 support in time for the 6.0
release. Have you given it a try yet?
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