ordering of ports on Promise PDC40718 SATA300 controller
Rick C. Petty
rick-freebsd at kiwi-computer.com
Tue May 9 17:27:50 UTC 2006
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 03:07:57PM +0200, Michal Mertl wrote:
> Rick C. Petty wrote:
> > What determines the probing order of the ports/channels on the PDC40718
> > (Promise TX4 SATA300 controller)? The SATA ports are labeled "Port 1"
> > through "Port 4". I have a total of four of these cards, and all of
> > them repeatably probe out of order:
> > label reported in FreeBSD
> > ------ -------------------
> > Port 1 <ATA channel 3>
> > Port 2 <ATA channel 1>
> > Port 3 <ATA channel 0>
> > Port 4 <ATA channel 2>
> > Has anyone else noticed this with these cards? What can I do to fix it?
> > I'm running both 6.0-RELEASE and RELENG_6_1 as of 2006-May-07.
> I see that too but I don't care as long as it works :-).
Well that's a problem too. I'm not having good luck with this controller
on either 6.0 or 6.1 unless I turn both ACPI and PREEMPTION off, and even
then sometimes gvinum's raid5 makes the problem even worse...
-- Rick C. Petty
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