zfs parition probing causing long delay at BTX loader
killing at multiplay.co.uk
Fri Oct 21 11:42:00 UTC 2011
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Maloney" <peter.maloney at brockmann-consult.de>
To: <freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: zfs parition probing causing long delay at BTX loader
> On 10/20/2011 07:23 PM, Steven Hartland wrote:
>> Installing a new machine here which has 10+ disks
>> we're seeing BTX loader take 50+ seconds to enumerate
>> the disks.
> I am running 8-STABLE. On my system with 22 disks, it took much longer
> than a minute (maybe 5 minutes... not sure, but overall boot was about 7
> minutes). While this time is passing, I can watch the leds on the disks
> blink in order, many times in a loop.
> My IO card is a LSI SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/s.
We are indeed using that 3 x 9211-8i's per chassis.
> After I upgraded the firmware to version 11, it seems to take much less
> time, but I didn't time it. And watching the LEDs last time I rebooted,
> I don't notice them all blinking the same way. Instead, all were solid
> for a second or two after the long wait, and then only the root disks.
We are already running fw v11.00.00.00 but thanks for the heads up.
> So if you have the same card, I suggest you update the firmware. (I
> updated for stability rather than boot speed, and it seemed stable until
> it froze today, after 2 weeks)
Do you have any information about the hang?
This e.mail is private and confidential between Multiplay (UK) Ltd. and the person or entity to whom it is addressed. In the event of misdirection, the recipient is prohibited from using, copying, printing or otherwise disseminating it or any information contained in it.
In the event of misdirection, illegible or incomplete transmission please telephone +44 845 868 1337
or return the E.mail to postmaster at multiplay.co.uk.
More information about the freebsd-stable