3ware 9500 twa driver support

Matt Douhan matt at fruitsalad.org
Tue Jul 6 21:44:45 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 06 July 2004 22.45, Phillip Steinbachs wrote:
> > If anyone has suggestions regarding the most stable software
> > configuration for this hardware, it would be most appreciated.
> Just to recap from my E-mail on July 1st, I have a Tyan S2882 board and a
> 3ware 9500S-8.  Everything works fine with 5.2.1-RELEASE (amd64) except
> the 3ware card.  5.2-CURRENT (amd64) won't boot because of the ata/SATA
> getrootbyname problem, and 5.2.1-RELEASE (i386) panics when booting from
> the installer CD.
> If it's going to be months before a usable 3ware 9500 driver is available
> for the amd64 port, either from 3ware or efforts from the FreeBSD team,
> then using FreeBSD is pointless for me.  If someone who is using similar
> hardware has already figured this out, I would appreciate hearing from
> you.  If you're using your hardware successfully with 5.2.1-RELEASE i386
> or 5.2-CURRENT (amd64), please tell me what you had to do to make it work
> (if anything).  I've searched the mailing lists and haven't found a
> definitive solution.

If anyone needs hw to work on this issue , fruitsalad.org is happy to sponsor 
with 1 or 2 9500 SATA controllers and hdd's to with it in order to help out.

please email me at matt at fruitsalad.org if you feel you have the time and 
knowledge to work on this issues constructively.



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