ips.ko load sequence for IBM ServerRaid 5i
geoffb at chuggalug.clues.com
Fri Sep 5 06:55:12 PDT 2003
I know this is the already the second place you have been directed to,
but you may have more luck in freebsd-scsi. (cc'd there)
On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 02:42:30PM -1000, Richard Puga wrote:
> I do have the ips driver working with the IBM ServerRaid 5i. However it
> only works if I boot
> of an IDE drive and load the driver after the kernel is loaded.
> What I believe the problem to be is the fact that this "Raid" card is
> just an add in card to a
> modified PCI slot that makes the on board LSI dual channel controller
> into a RAID, and
> something in the kernel is loading (not the LSI driver its been taken
> out) which makes these
> 2 separate devices act as one through the PCI bus and is the reason it
> can only be loaded
> after booting.
> I believe a quick and dirty fix for this may be to load the ips.ko
> module after the kernel has booted
> and before init mounts /.
> Is there a way to do this via something in /boot/loader (the standard
> way in loader.conf loads it too soon)
> or perhaps a way to compile isp into the kernel in a way that it would
> be probed
> at a later time or in a different sequence?
> Thanks again in advance
> Richard Puga
> puga at mauibuilt.com
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