ProLiant DL360 G4p: ciss(4) boottime oddity

Ulf Zimmermann ulf at
Fri Oct 20 12:32:27 PDT 2006

On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 08:19:11AM +0100, Geoff Buckingham wrote:
> I have also seen this and there has been a previous brief thread.
> My own observations are this appears to be limited to machines with ciss
> controllers. The length of the delay seems proportional to the number of
> geom modules loaded. Geom_label seems to have a significant effect
> without it you will probably have a shorter, but still considerable
> delay.

I have 2 machines currently available where I can test things on.
We are using them for Linsux (currently to rebuild database server
install images) but I can save stuff off and get FreeBSD on if someone
wants to test things.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-proliant at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-proliant at] On Behalf Of Evgueni V.
> Gavrilov
> Sent: 19 October 2006 04:31
> To: freebsd-proliant at
> Cc: Mike Smith
> Subject: ProLiant DL360 G4p: ciss(4) boottime oddity
> ehlo
> I've got several ProLiant DL360 G4p servers running RELENG_6.
> Everything is ok except boottime: boot process becomes frozen for
> several minutes after these messages
> Oct 18 16:38:35 siziph kernel: da0 at ciss0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0 Oct 18
> 16:38:35 siziph kernel: da0: <COMPAQ RAID 1  VOLUME OK> Fixed Direct
> Access SCSI-0 device Oct 18 16:38:35 siziph kernel: da0: 135.168MB/s
> transfers Oct 18 16:38:35 siziph kernel: da0: 286095MB (585922680 512
> byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 36472C)
> Several minutes later boot process proceeds
> Oct 18 16:38:35 siziph kernel: GEOM_LABEL: Label for provider acd0 is
> iso9660/FreeBSD_Install.
> Oct 18 16:38:35 siziph kernel: Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/da0s1a
> One of those servers (DL360 G4p) still out of production, so I can
> utilize it for investigation on the trouble. Are there any
> developers/hackers who interested in solving of the trouble?
> Also I would be glad to receive advises since I ain't kernel hacker :)

Regards, Ulf.

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