3ware 9550sx driver for freeBSD 6 amd64 ??

Vinod Kashyap vkashyap at amcc.com
Thu Dec 1 09:59:03 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ke.han [mailto:ke.han at redstarling.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 5:36 PM
> To: Vinod Kashyap
> Cc: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: 3ware 9550sx driver for freeBSD 6 amd64 ??
> Vinod Kashyap wrote:
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org 
> >>[mailto:owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of ke.han
> >>Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 5:24 AM
> >>To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
> >>Subject: 3ware 9550sx driver for freeBSD 6 amd64 ??
> >>
> >>Does anyone have the latest compiled driver, twa.ko, for 
> the 9550SX on 
> >>freeBSD 6 amd64?
> >>I have a problem where I cannot compile the driver without 
> installing 
> >>freeBSD 6 to my new server and cannot install to the server without 
> >>the compiled driver.
> >>The source can be downloaded from a link at the end of this page:
> >>http://www.3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=14546
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > The driver integrated into FreeBSD 6.0 does not know about SX 
> > controllers.
> > So, you cannot install FreeBSD 6.0 on SX.  For installation 
> purposes, 
> > there are plans to provide an SX driver for 6.0 (and 5.4) 
> which can be 
> > loaded from a floppy.
> I am aware of all this.  This knowledge base article I 
> reference (here 
> it is again:  http://www.3ware.com/KB/article.aspx?id=14546   has the 
> source and instructions for the new driver.  All that is 
> needed is for someone to compile it!!!  I cannot compile this 
> for 64 bit since I don't have a working machine with EM64T 
> until after I have a compiled driver.
> Is there anyone out there with an EM64T box that can download 
> the source and instructions and compile the driver??

3ware 9xxxSX driver binaries for FreeBSD 5.4 & 6.0 (both 32-bit &
are now available on the 3ware website for purposes of installation on
SX controller.  They can be downloaded from here:

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