ciss(4) driver in FreeBSD 6.x ...

Philippe Pegon Philippe.Pegon at
Thu Nov 24 18:03:06 GMT 2005

Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> Hi ..


>   Having read the man page, there is alot in there that makes me wonder 
> whether going with a HP Smart Array P600 is a wise idea ...
>   "The Compaq ciss adapters require faked responses to get reasonable 
> behavior out of them.  In addition, the ciss command set is by no means 
> adequate to support the functionality of a RAID controller, and thus the 
> supported Compaq adapters utilize portions of the control protocol from 
> earlier"
>   I'm specifically looking at the Proliant DL360, which has this card 
> ... can you provide any comments, or insight, concerning what the man 
> page states? Should I shy away from this controller? :(

We have about thirty HP servers (DL360 and DL380) with FreeBSD 5 and 6, 
and they seem to work fine with ciss driver. Just this damn bug 
(kern/83375) which is not related to ciss driver...

> Thanks ...

Philippe Pegon

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