ibm x335 and LSI 1030 perfomance
scottl at freebsd.org
Sat Dec 11 17:13:57 PST 2004
Nikolai Schupbach wrote:
> We are using a patch from Kenneth Vestergaard Schmidt which appears to
> be a different patch than the one created from Jan Rybensky. (perhaps
> these guys should have worked together :-)
> We are successfully running this on 4.10R on a few machines, but as with
> Jan's patch this does not address all the issues. Specifically
> re-synchronizing takes days and disk performance is noticeably reduced
> during re-syncing. However once the mirror is synchronized performance
> is great and the driver has been extremely stable without any issues to
> The mpt driver needs a new maintainer. I would love to see this driver
> finished and fully support thie LSI 1030 in IM mode. I would even pay
> to get someone to complete this and have it committed to future releases
> of FreeBSD. (anyone interested?).
> I've not tried this patch against 5.3, however it applies cleanly to 4.9
> and 4.10.
> > Hi, anyone have success story, making this hardware work well. I have
> > IBM x335 with LSI 1030 in IM mode (RAID1) working via mpt(4) but it
> > has very poor perfomance. As i understood it's becouse mpt(4) don't
> > correct initialize hidden drives and saw patch for FreeBSD 4.9, i try
> > make this patch work for 5.3, but without success. Maybe someone
> > already do it ? or any information about solution for this prorblem.
> > Patches i saw is here http://mpt-freebsd.env.cz but i can't test it.
You should talk to Justin Gibbs <gibbs at scsiguy.com> about changes that
he made to the MPT driver recently.
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