Adaptec SCSI RAID 2230SLP and 5.2.1-RELEASE
scottl at freebsd.org
Thu Dec 23 06:30:20 PST 2004
Yeah, bonnie is famous for unreliable numbers. You need to tell it to
use a test file size that is twice the amount of RAM that you have.
Ray Gilstrap wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> Okay, the system is up and running with the change that you committed.
> The kernel (5.3-STABLE) recognized the controller just fine and I was able
> to do fdisk/bsdlabel/newfs/mount on aacd0.
> I haven't done any meaningful performance testing yet... I had started
> playing with the (randomly chosen) Bonnie benchmark, but it reported
> strange numbers that are apparently an allergic reaction to the large
> amount of RAM in the machine. Let me know if there are other tests that
> you'd like me to run. In the meantime, just having the array (a 3-disk
> RAID 5) up and running is a great start. Thanks again!
> On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, Scott Long wrote:
> : Ray Gilstrap wrote:
> : > Hello,
> : >
> : > We just got a 2230SLP for use in a Dell PowerEdge 2850. We had just about
> : > resigned ourselves to using Linux, but FreeBSD support would be great.
> : >
> : > We haven't installed any OS on the machine yet, but I was able to get it up
> : > and running with the FreeSBIE 1.1 live CD. Output of 'uname -a' and
> : > 'pciconf -lv' follows. The 2230SLP is the second to last device in the
> : > listing. Please let me know if any additional information is needed.
> : >
> : > Thanks!
> : > ray
> : >
> : > (PS: Hopefully this gets to the right people... we found this thread in
> : > Google Groups, which obfuscates email addresses.)
> : I can update the AAC driver with this PCI Id (thanks for providing it!), but
> : that won't help you with installing 5.3-RELEASE onto the controller.
> : You'll need to either install onto another controller and then update
> : your sources and recompile, or wait until the change propagates to the
> : snapshot build machines and then install a 5.3-STABLE snapshot.
> : Once you get this working, I'd be very interesting to hear how well it
> : works for you. I'll commit the changes right now; I would expect the
> : change to reach the snapshots within a few days.
> : Scott
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