[ANNOUNCEMENT] Wiki for discussing P35/IHC9(R)/SATA issues set up

Xin LI delphij at delphij.net
Mon Nov 5 10:15:20 PST 2007

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Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> LI Xin wrote:
>>> The default behaviour should be fixed if it is so easy then.
>> How come the number is so important for you?  What do you think if you
>> have to drop into single user mode and adjust fstab manually and the box
>> is several thousands of miles away from you after a simple 'make
>> kernel'?  I think changing this behavior is a big POLA and not the right
>> thing to do.
> It prevents certain automated config issues that may or may not be
> issues as stuff moves more mass market... I know FreeBSD unlike Linux
> has no aim to be a non-techinical enduser OS but I find my self
> increasingly recommended it as the prefered UNIX desktop enviroment
> because so stability and the general ease of using the ports/pkg system
> compared to RPM's... sad to say many of the end-user oriented tools
> occasionally make naive but critical assumptions about how a machine is
> layed out.

Which tool?  This is apparently a bug of the tool, because the tool
won't work on Solaris either.

>>>>  - Wrong SATA type/speed reported
>>>> More information is needed if you really want to have this problem
>>>> resolved, like atacontrol output, etc.
>>> See the SATA ihc9 and previous threads if you really need to know all
>>> the messy details but the bottom line is I have been told by several of
>>> the ATA developers that since they do not have IHC9 machines P35/IHC9
>>> owners where on their own (and thus the need for informal group the wiki
>>> is aimed at)
>> Please provide links on the wiki if you really want it to be useful.
> I am at the end of a long day so I will dig the links up and post them
> tommorow (and send you copies)
>> I think the only ich9 issue I am aware of so far is that a specific
>> model of it is not recognized.  This is fixed in HEAD and RELENG_7.
> If you don't have an ICH machine I invite you to get one and verify the
> issues ;-)

Mine has no problem, and I can not afford to buy a new piece of hardware
right now.

>>> 2. The answer to the type/speed type issue from the commuhity is the
>>> same one I got here
>> Is the problem still exist for latest RELENG_7 and RELENG_6?  Who can
>> provide some basic testing for a new snapshot?
> I csup my version of -CURRENT every day (do a buildkernel anytime there
> are more then 10 commulative changes):
> FreeBSD monster 8.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #1: Sat Nov  3 21:33:49
> EDT 2007     aryeh at monster:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MONSTER  amd64
> and do a build world about once a week plus a ground up rebuild of all
> ports twice a month... in other words I am as current as anyone and the
> issues still persist.

PCI ID and dmesg?

>> No, it does not help if that's just "it panics", "foo is not supported"
>> if no detailed information is provided and we don't have our hands on
>> the actual hardware.
> I have submitted the complete verbose dmesg, pciutil -l and everything
> to several people and all of them have come to the conclusion that there
> is no obvious smoking gone beyond ("it just doesn't work")...  Thus the
> comment of ICH9 owners are on their own... Next time I reboot I will
> send you a copy if you really want it.

Yes, please.  These information is very important for knowing how to
change the situation, thanks.

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