twa kernel panic under heavy IO
vkashyap at amcc.com
Fri Oct 7 18:36:15 PDT 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brandon Fosdick [mailto:bfoz at bfoz.net]
> Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 6:26 PM
> To: Vinod Kashyap
> Cc: freebsd-stable at freebsd.org; Jung-uk Kim; Dan Rue
> Subject: Re: twa kernel panic under heavy IO
> Vinod Kashyap wrote:
> >>How did you figure out the versions? I'm looking at his
> dmesg, and my
> >>own, and I'm not seeing the version info in a recognizable form. I
> >>must admit that I haven't been able to grok the 3ware
> version numbers
> >>at all, so maybe I'm dense.
> >>What am I missing?
> > 126.96.36.199 and 9.2 are releases from 3ware, of packages of
> software and
> > firmware for 9000 series controllers. The driver version he has
> > (2.50.02.012) is from the 188.8.131.52 release, and is part of
> FreeBSD 5.4.
> > The driver version corresponding to the 9.2 release that's on 5
> > -STABLE is 3.50.00.017. You can view/download the
> different releases
> > from 3ware on the 3ware website.
> Thanks, that helped. I take it that you just have to know
> this somehow? Is there a list somewhere that shows the
> mapping between FreeBSD, driver, and firmware versions?
Under 'Release Notes to View', select '<release>_Release_Notes_Web',
and you will get to a page which lists the version of each individual
component that's part of the release, among other things.
> The 3ware page has 184.108.40.206, which is what I updated to when I
> installed my 9500, but since then I've cvsup'd to 5-stable.
> Do I now have mismatched driver-firmware versions? How do I
> check this in the future? (besides bothering you about it)
The 9.2* versions are compatible. There are small incompatibilities
if you are mixing 9.1* and 9.2*.
> And since we're here...is there any reason to update to 9.3
> if I only have a 9500S?
Either way should be fine.
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