James Van Artsdalen
james-freebsd-amd64 at jrv.org
Tue Feb 3 01:11:28 PST 2004
> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 08:09:05 +0100
> From: Bill Squire <billsf at curacao.n2it.nl>
> Keep hearing about "Win64". Those few I know who develop on that platform
> or maintain Windows servers say its quite a farce (remember NT on Alpha?)
Well, it is Windows. What can I say? 32-bit Windows makes a good X11
server and it's handy to keep one around for clients who might be
scared if they saw vi.
I keep a matrix of four disks with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and
FreeBSD for testing. It's usually desirable to not report a bug if
it happens in all four environments.
> Maybe give it a try but i'd suggest a better SCSI host adapter.
I'm after a controller that works in all four test environments
and can directly address more than 4 GB. I'd prefer serial ATA
but there are none yet. SCSI is a last resort.
I'm willing to use a different controller. But when two new PCI-X
cards fail like this I'm suspicious of the Tyan's AMI BIOS, which I
consider suspect. That BIOS might be programming the PCI-X bridge
wrongly, hence my curiosity as to whether anyone has gotten the 29320,
or any other PCI-X card for that matter, to work in the K8W S2885.
> Highpoint apparently supplies FreeBSD
> drivers. <http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/brr1540.htm> I hear
> 3ware works well and Promise seems 'promising' for SATA RAID. (and
> quite cheap too) Anyone use the Promise SATA 150 TX4 ?
That HighPoint cannot directly address more than 4 GB of RAM and I
have 8 GB. Likewise for Promise. The 3ware driver may not support
3ware's sATA card and in any case that driver doesn't support more 4 GB
(requires the use of bound buffers).
HighPoint's Rocket Raid-1820 is PCI-X and probably can address the
entire memory space. But this is supposedly based on the Marvel chip
and what drivers HighPoint has seem to be binary only, useless.
SuperMicro's PCI-X sATA supposedly uses the same chip, without the
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