Re: SAS3808 PCI-E 4.0, FreeBSD / ZFS support ?

From: Sreekanth Reddy via scsi <scsi_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2021 11:33:29 +0530
Hi Ben,

SAS3808 & SAS3816 HBA cards supported through mpr driver. Broadcom supports
FreeBSD OS driver (i.e. mpr) only through inbox driver and hence users
won't be able to find the out-of-box driver (that we used to provide
earlier)  in the Broadcom's download site.

Thanks,
Sreekanth

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 2:56 PM Ben RUBSON <ben.rubson_at_gmx.com> wrote:

> > On 28 May 2021, at 14:47, Gary Palmer <gpalmer_at_freebsd.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, May 28, 2021 at 07:34:53AM +0200, Ben RUBSON wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Looking to buy SuperMicro SSG-540P-E1CTR36L, bringing a SAS3808 based
> PCI-E 4.0 adapter.
> >>
> >> Everyone knows SAS2008 (PCI-E 2.0) and SAS3008 (PCI-E 3.0) as widely
> advised when working with ZFS.
> >>
> >> But what about SAS 3808 ? I did not find much experience sharing,
> especially about its FreeBSD support, and ZFS compatibility level.
> >> As SAS3808 has twice the PCI bus bandwidth as the SAS3008, could be
> useful with large JBODs.
> >>
> >> Thank you very much !
> >>
> >> Kind regards,
> >>
> >> Ben
> >>
> >> //already posted at fs_at_, but scsi_at_ is certainly more relevant here,
> sorry for double post
> >
> > I don't see any driver for FreeBSD on the "HBA 9500-8i Tri-Mode Storage
> > Adapter" page on broadcom.com, which is a 3808 based card.  "mpr" man
> > page in FreeBSD 12 doesn't mention support, neither does FreeBSD 13
> > but there is some code in the driver for the 3816.  Not sure why 3816
> > is mentioned but not 3808.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Gary
>
> Hi Gary,
>
> Many thanks for your inputs and feedback.
> There's at least a FreeBSD download available for this HBA, the STORCLI
> utility, but no driver.
> However the specifications, as well as the product brief PDF file, mention
> FreeBSD support...
>
> CC'ing Sreekanth & Kashyap from Broadcom, feel free if you have any info !
>
> Trying to decide whether or not I build my whole new 3-nodes storage
> infrastructure upon these PCI-E 4.0 adapters, or if I go with the already
> widely approved SAS3008...
>
> Thank you again !
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Ben
>
>

Received on Fri Jun 04 2021 - 06:03:29 UTC

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