Bug Report: IBM x3650M4 (32GB, 2x4-core Xeon E5-2600, IBM ServeRaid M5110e): fails in install with NMI

Mike A mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Mon Aug 27 20:39:03 UTC 2012

IBM x3650M4 (32GB, 2x4-core Xeon E5-2600, IBM ServeRaid M5110e)

I just got handed 4 of the subject boxes with instructions "put 'em to
work". Naturally I tried FreeBSD first, on one of the machines. Boot from
the 9.0 AMD64 boot-only install CD fails. Things look fine until the last
several lines of the (verbose enabled) boot sequence, which (from an
insufficiently-wide phone camera capture) are:

mpt0: <LSILogic SAS/SATA Adapter> port 0x3000-0x[lost off right edge of phone]
xc5d00000-0xc5deffff irq 34 at device 0.0 on pci[lost]
mpt0: attempting to allocate 1 MSI vectors (1 su[lost]
msi: routing MSI IRQ 256 to local APIC 0 vector [lost]
mpt0: using IRQ 256 for MSI
mpt0: soft reset failed, device not running
NMI ... going to debugger
mpt0: hard reset failed

after which the firmware reinitializes the system and the sequence
starts over, totally repeatable. 

The IBM literature says the RAID adapter is an IBM ServeRaid M5110e, the
RAID configuration firmware calls it a MegaRaid, and FreeBSD identifies
it as an LSILogic SAS/SATA Adapter. I don't know what it really is, but
it's getting in the way. 

I'd really like to add these to the stable, and particularly want to run
them in 64-bit mode; 32-bit just isn't roomy enough. This isn't my first

If this is an appropriate venue, then what do you need from me? Or have I
just got incompatible, unsupported hardware? If it's not, then a flameless)
pointer to the appropriate venue will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, from

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Tired old sysadmin 

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