Any successful installs on a Broadcom HT1000 chipset?
barney_cordoba at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 27 14:29:10 PST 2007
--- Søren Schmidt <sos at deepcore.dk> wrote:
> Barney Cordoba wrote:
> > Søren Schmidt wrote:
> >> This server has been running -current all the
> >> with about biweekly
> >> updates, so it has made the transition all the
> >> from about 6.1 to
> >> todays current without problems.
> >>> Something happened between 6.2 and 7.0, as we
> >>> able to run 6.2 on these systems.
> >> Looks like a pattern, something outside of ATA
> >> caused HW issues on
> >> some Promise controllers to appear in this
> >> Just checked and nothing in ATA changed in
> >> to either the HT1000
> >> or the Promise HW, its the same support code
> >> 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
> >> good as mine.
> >> Again, the sticky point is that if I cant
> >> 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
> > to ship you a system than the cost of the product;
> > being in Europe and the US dollar sucking in
> > I'm also not going to be able to get authorization
> > 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
> > 7.0 system with the H8SSL MB so I can give it a
> > and see if its a config issue, or some device
> > conflict? You have the MB we're having trouble
> > so maybe we can learn enough to give you some
> > have a system with an H8SSL-i that just plain
> > 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.
> > machine i386
> cpu I686_CPU
> ident DEEPCORE
> makeoptions DEBUG=-g # Build kernel with gdb(1)
> debug symbols
> makeoptions MODULES_OVERRIDE=""
> options SCHED_4BSD # 4BSD scheduler
> options PREEMPTION # Enable kernel thread
> options INET # InterNETworking
> options FFS # Berkeley Fast Filesystem
> options SOFTUPDATES # Enable FFS soft updates
> options UFS_ACL # Support for access control
> options UFS_DIRHASH # Improve performance on big
> options NFSCLIENT # Network Filesystem Client
> options NFSSERVER # Network Filesystem Server
> options MSDOSFS # MSDOS Filesystem
> options CD9660 # ISO 9660 Filesystem
> options PROCFS # Process filesystem (requires
> options PSEUDOFS # Pseudo-filesystem framework
> options COMPAT_43 # Compatible with BSD 4.3 [KEEP
> options COMPAT_FREEBSD4 # Compatible with FreeBSD4
> options COMPAT_FREEBSD5 # Compatible with FreeBSD5
> options COMPAT_FREEBSD6 # Compatible with FreeBSD6
> options KTRACE # ktrace(1) support
> options SYSVSHM # SYSV-style shared memory
> options SYSVMSG # SYSV-style message queues
> options SYSVSEM # SYSV-style semaphores
> options _KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING # POSIX
> P1003_1B realtime extensions
> options KBD_INSTALL_CDEV # install a CDEV entry in
> options ADAPTIVE_GIANT # Giant mutex is adaptive.
> # Firewall stuff.
> options IPFIREWALL
> options IPFIREWALL_FORWARD
> options IPDIVERT
> options DUMMYNET
> # Basic HW infrastructure support.
> device apic # I/O APIC
> device acpi # ACPI support
> # Bus support.
> device pci
> # ATA and ATAPI devices
> device ata
> device atadisk # ATA disk drives
> device ataraid # ATA RAID drives
> device atapicd # ATAPI CDROM drives
> device atapifd # ATAPI floppy drives
> device atapist # ATAPI tape drives
> device atausb # USB device support
> #options ATA_STATIC_ID # Static device numbering
> # atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2
> device atkbdc # AT keyboard controller
> device atkbd # AT keyboard
> device psm # PS/2 mouse
> device kbdmux # keyboard multiplexer
> # syscons is the default console driver, resembling
> an SCO console
> device sc
> device splash # Splash screen and screen saver
> device vga # VGA video card driver
> device agp # support several AGP chipsets
> # Add suspend/resume support for the i8254.
> device pmtimer
> # Serial (COM) ports
> device sio # 8250, 1650 based serial ports
> # PCI Ethernet NICs that use the common MII bus
> controller code.
> # NOTE: Be sure to keep the 'device miibus' line in
> order to use these NICs!
> device miibus # MII bus support
> device bge # Broadcom BCM570xx Gigabit Ethernet
> device de # DEC/Intel DC21x4x (``Tulip'')
> # Pseudo devices.
> device loop # Network loopback
> device random # Entropy device
> device ether # Ethernet support
> device tun # Packet tunnel.
> device pty # Pseudo-ttys (telnet etc)
> device gif # IPv6 and IPv4 tunneling
> # The `bpf' device enables the Berkeley Packet
> # Be aware of the administrative consequences of
> enabling this!
> # Note that 'bpf' is required for DHCP.
> device bpf # Berkeley packet filter
> # USB support
> device uhci # UHCI PCI->USB interface
> device ohci # OHCI PCI->USB interface
> device ehci # EHCI PCI->USB interface (USB 2.0)
> device usb # USB Bus (required)
> #device udbp # USB Double Bulk Pipe devices
> device ugen # Generic
> device uhid # "Human Interface Devices"
> device ukbd # Keyboard
> device ulpt # Printer
> device ums # Mouse
> > _______________________________________________
This is the HW info on the MBs we've tested. Both of
them run fine on 6.2 and both don't work at all in any
mode on 7.0. We've tried the 6.2 code in the 7.0
system, with the same problem. So it doesn't appear to
be the ATA code specifically.
Opteron / HT1000 details:
Supermicro H8SSL-i2 Opteron 1000-series AM2
AMD Opteron 1222 3.0GHz Dual-Core CPU (running UP)
2x512MB Corsair DDR2 PC2-4200
Supermicro H8SSP-i Opteron 200-series Motherboard
AMD Opteron 244 1.8GHz CPU
2x512MB Corsair PC3200 Registered DDR
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