FreeBSD on ThunderX2 update

Michael Tuexen tuexen at
Mon Feb 18 02:43:57 UTC 2019

> On 18. Feb 2019, at 01:17, Jayachandran C. <jchandra at> wrote:
> Another set of changes needed for ThunderX2 support has been committed
> over the past few weeks (thanks andrew@ for fixes and reviews). The
> change were to: add IORT table support (r343853, r343856, r343860),
> fix a crash seen with INVARIANTS off (r343875, r343876), and handle
> more memory regions from the firmware (r343764).
> Also, Cavium has released a firmware update at (for
> Sabre reference platforms) that fixes the SATA controller
> initialization issue. With all these, the 13-CURRENT should boot and
> run fine on ThunderX2 - you just need to add 'options NUMA' to the
> conf.
Does this statement also apply to
Or is 'Sabre' available from someone else?

Best regards
> A backport of the needed changes to 12-STABLE is available at:
> . I
> have been running this on my Sabre, and so far it has been stable
> under stress. If you have access to a ThunderX2 board, let me know if
> it works for you.
> Thanks,
> JC
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