Any successful installs on a Broadcom HT1000 chipset?

Søren Schmidt sos at
Tue Nov 27 11:36:21 PST 2007

Barney Cordoba wrote:
> Søren Schmidt wrote:
>> This server has been running -current all the time
>> with about biweekly 
>> updates, so it has made the transition all the way
>> from about 6.1 to 
>> todays current without problems.
>>> Something happened between 6.2 and 7.0, as we were
>>> able to run 6.2 on these systems.
>> Looks like a pattern, something outside of ATA also
>> caused HW issues on 
>> some Promise controllers to appear in this period.
>> Just checked and nothing in ATA changed in regards
>> to either the HT1000 
>> or the Promise HW, its the same support code thats
>> been there all the time.
>> It could be a sideeffect of now having more fine
>> grained locking etc, 
>> that makes these problems show up, your guess is as
>> good as mine.
>> Again, the sticky point is that if I cant reproduce
>> a problem here its 
>> very hard to work on it, if not just plain
>> impossible...
> A sticky point on this end is that it will cost more
> to ship you a system than the cost of the product; you
> being in Europe and the US dollar sucking in general.
> I'm also not going to be able to get authorization to
> ship overseas. 
Maybe I can get the HW over here, paypal can be used to transfer the 
funds in that case...
> Could you send me the config file you're using on your
> 7.0 system with the H8SSL MB so I can give it a try
> and see if its a config issue, or some device
> conflict? You have the MB we're having trouble with,
> so maybe we can learn enough to give you some ideas.I
> have a system with an H8SSL-i that just plain doesn't
> work with either SATA or IDE.
Sure find my config attached currently used with plain releng_7.
It might be worth while to compare HW revisions etc as well as there 
might be differences.
One thing you could try would be to install a 6.2 system and if that 
still works just grap ATA from releng_6 as that is now the same as in 
-current and should fit almost cleanly into 6.2 as is, then give that a 
run. Depending on the outcome we'll know more about where to look for 
the problem.

For references sake could we please get a list of the actual HW that 
people have problems with listed here, as detailed as possible please.


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