3ware (twe, twa) support for AMD64 in 5.3?
Jason M. Leonard
fuzz at ldc.upenn.edu
Wed Sep 8 06:51:52 PDT 2004
On Sun, 5 Sep 2004, Tomaz Borstnar wrote:
> At 18:39 5.9.2004, Jason M. Leonard wrote:
>> 1. Are the 3ware drivers ready for production on AMD64?
> so far twa seem to work OK on 5.3beta. Will test it more extensively in
Thanks. I do have several AMD64 boxes with 3ware 9500 cards. They're all
running i386 right now, though, because I bought them based on the fact
that twa was in the AMD64 GENERIC in -CURRENT at the time. Silly me
not to do my research; twa built fine in -CURRENT, newfs seemed OK,
mounting the volume seemed OK, but anything after that resulted in a
panic. So I read the threads cited in my previous email, smacked myself
on the head and installed FreeBSD/i386 on those machines.
But I still wanted a box running FreeBSD/AMD64, so I ordered an all-SCSI
box with an asr(4)-based SCSI card. Because this time I checked the
hardware release notes for AMD64 and asr(4) was listed. Cool.
Except, of course, when I tried to install FreeBSD/AMD64 on my new SCSI
machine I found that asr(4) didn't really work after all.
Now I need to purchase new hardware again, so this time I thought I would
ask first instead of making another mistake. Since twa(4) seems to be
working for you I'll take down one of the boxes currently running FreeBSD/i386,
install 5.3/AMD64 on it and begin extenstive testing today.
>> 2. Will the CLI utilities run on AMD64?
> Hmm, i can check that one of these days.
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