Supermicro H8DAR-8 motherboard

Scott Long scottl at
Wed Aug 17 20:25:35 GMT 2005

Guy Helmer wrote:
> Martin Nilsson wrote:
>> Guy Helmer wrote:
>>> Has anyone on the list tried the new Supermicro H8DAR-8 or related 
>>> motherboards for Opterons?  If so, any issues?
>> I have a H8DAE running in a test-box before we start selling them.
>> So far I have ony found one problem:
>> It is impossible to boot FreeBSD/i386 with the 1U IPMI card, the 
>> kernel panics when loading the keyboard driver. This does not happen 
>> with FreeBSD/amd64. I haven't tested how well the IPMI card works in 
>> FreeBSD, there may be problems with the bge driver.
>> Other than that I really like the board. If you have any more 
>> questions I'll be happy to answer them.
> We received the H8DAR-8 unit a little over a week ago with dual Opteron 
> 275s and it has been running well since.  I didn't have any problem 
> installing FreeBSD 6.0-BETA1, and I ran "make -j12 buildworld" 
> continuously on it over a weekend.  It finally crashed on an sbfree 
> call, but I'd chalk that up to BETA1.  It's been solid under a lighter 
> load since.  I like the board and I'm glad Supermicro was able to cram 
> it into a 1U case :-)
> Guy

Do you have any crash data on the panic?  Unfortunately, we haven't 
perfected the 'self fixing beta release', so we rely on good reports
to get bugs fixed manually =-)


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