Any successful installs on a Broadcom HT1000 chipset?

Barney Cordoba barney_cordoba at
Mon Nov 26 15:47:52 PST 2007

--- Søren Schmidt <sos at> wrote:

> Mike Tancsa wrote:
> > At 07:26 AM 11/21/2007, Barney Cordoba wrote:
> >> I've done a bit of research and it seems that
> this
> >> chipset has been ignored for years now by the
> FreeBSD
> >> team. Whats the reasoning for a major chipset
> used by
> >
> > I think you are jumping to conclusions.  I have a
> HT1000 chipset board 
> > and have been using it just fine for some time. 
> >
> >
> > There obviously are some cases were it does not,
> so its harder to 
> > track down than just a case of spending $150.  If
> you do have such a 
> > board that does not work, perhaps make the offer
> of sending the 
> > problem board to a developer who is interested in
> fixing the issue.
> That would be an excelent idea :)
> As usual I'll try to get any ATA/SATA HW that shows
> up on my doorstep 
> working, thats the deal.
> I dont have the means nor the motivation to spend my
> own hard earned $$ 
> on all kinds of HW to get someone out there free
> support, simple as that..
> That said, I do have a HT1000 based board around a
> supermicro H8SSL that 
> is used as a busy local fileserver, needless to say
> it works flawlessly.
> So, to get this worked on and hopefully fixed, get
> me a failing board to 
> work on here... private mail with address details
> etc can be had on 
> request...
> -Søren

Is your busy file server running 7.0, and is it
running in SATA mode? The MBs we've tried are H8SSP-i
and an H8SSL-i, both with the same, unsuccessful
results: bad file reads, signals when trying to run
apps, crash-and-burn on buildworld wthin 5 seconds.

Something happened between 6.2 and 7.0, as we were
able to run 6.2 on these systems.


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