Any successful installs on a Broadcom HT1000 chipset?

Josh Paetzel josh at
Mon Dec 3 13:33:39 PST 2007

On Monday 26 November 2007 06:34:08 pm Barney Cordoba wrote:

> Ah, we tested an early 6.2 and it didn't come up in
> SATA mode. Well thats promising. If we can just figure
> out what's wrong with 7 now. Hopefully Soren can
> figure out what might have changed.
> Barney

I've got extensive experience trying to make the H8SSL-i work under load.  
I've tried RELENG_6_2, RELENG_6 and RELENG_7 at various points in time, using 
either the onboard SATA and gmirror or PCI-X 9550SE 3wares.

My results are:  Given enough time and load every combination has hung.

My best results:  RELENG_6_2 with the 3ware cards.  I can get 2 weeks out of a 
box at moderate load on average before it panics.

Worst results:  Tied between RELENG_7 with the 3ware cards and RELENG_6_2 with 
the onboard SATA in native SATA mode.  Data corruption is so bad installation 
is generally not possible.

I can probably manage SSH + serial console access to anyone who wants to take 
a crack at fixing for a while with whatever combination of hardware and 
FreeBSD version you want.  We're in the process of migrating off them, which 
will leave some hardware laying around for a couple weeks.


Josh Paetzel

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