3ware (twe, twa) support for AMD64 in 5.3?

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Wed Sep 8 11:16:14 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 09:51:09AM -0400, Jason M. Leonard wrote:
> 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 
> >future.
> 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.

asr(4) is not 64-bit ready. :(  I believe aac is.

> 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.

twa(4) is supposed to work.  I think it's even been tested by 3ware.

-- Brooks

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