Compaq RAID on 4.9-RELEASE?

Henrik Lidström henke at
Fri Feb 13 09:30:50 PST 2004

Hi, I´m running 4.9-RELEASE on a pair of ML350 G3 with SA 641 
controller.  Haven´t had any problems so far..

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FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE-p2 #0: Thu Jul  8 00:33:53 CEST 2004
Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz (2392.25-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf29  Stepping = 9
Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
real memory  = 1073717248 (1048552K bytes)
config> di pcic0
No such device: pcic0
Invalid command or syntax.  Type `?' for help.
config> di bt0
config> di aic0
config> di aha0
config> di adv0
config> q
avail memory = 1040523264 (1016136K bytes)
Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc044e000.
Preloaded userconfig_script "/boot/kernel.conf" at 0xc044e09c.
Warning: Pentium 4 CPU: PSE disabled
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
md0: Malloc disk
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
ahc0: <Adaptec (Compaq OEM) 3960D Ultra160 SCSI adapter> port 
0x2400-0x24ff mem
0xf7ef0000-0xf7ef0fff irq 3 at device 2.0 on pci0
aic7899: Ultra160 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
ahc1: <Adaptec (Compaq OEM) 3960D Ultra160 SCSI adapter> port 
0x2800-0x28ff mem
0xf7ee0000-0xf7ee0fff irq 3 at device 2.1 on pci0
aic7899: Ultra160 Wide Channel B, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
pci0: <ATI Mach64-GR graphics accelerator> at 3.0
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5702 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x1002> mem 
effff irq 5 at device 4.0 on pci0
bge0: Ethernet address: 00:0b:cd:c9:aa:32
miibus0: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5703 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus0
brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX, 
-FDX, auto
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x0e11, dev=0xa0f0) at 5.0 irq 10
isab0: <PCI to ISA bridge (vendor=1166 device=0201)> at device 15.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <ServerWorks CSB5 ATA100 controller> port 
f4-0x3f7,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 15.1 on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
ohci0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xf5fc0000-0xf5fc0fff irq 11 
at devic
e 15.2 on pci0
usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
usb0: SMM does not respond, resetting
usb0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: (0x1166) OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
pcib1: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pcib2: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib2
ciss0: <HP Smart Array 641> port 0x3000-0x30ff mem 
000-0xf7ff1fff irq 15 at device 1.0 on pci2
pcib3: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
pci3: <PCI bus> on pcib3
pcib4: <ServerWorks host to PCI bridge(unknown chipset)> on motherboard
pci4: <PCI bus> on pcib4
pcib5: <ServerWorks host to PCI bridge(unknown chipset)> on motherboard
pci5: <PCI bus> on pcib5
eisa0: <EISA bus> on motherboard
mainboard0: <CPQ0729 (System Board)> on eisa0 slot 0
orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem 
0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xc8000-0xcbfff,0xee000-0xeffff on
pmtimer0 on isa0
fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: Generic chipset (NIBBLE-only) in COMPATIBLE mode
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
IP Filter: v3.4.31 initialized.  Default = block all, Logging = enabled
acd0: unknown transfer phase 1
acd0: CDROM <HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8480B> at ata0-master PIO4
Waiting 5 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s1a
da0 at ciss0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <COMPAQ RAID 1  VOLUME OK> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-0 device
da0: 135.168MB/s transfers
da0: 34727MB (71122560 512 byte sectors: 255H 32S/T 8716C)
da1 at ciss0 bus 0 target 1 lun 0
da1: <COMPAQ RAID 5  VOLUME OK> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-0 device
da1: 135.168MB/s transfers
da1: 104183MB (213367680 512 byte sectors: 255H 32S/T 26148C)

Tim Pushor wrote:

> Olaf,
> Its an ML350. I know they are real cheap, however the alternative is 
> clone based servers, so I'm real happy there is a budget line. Now 
> there is no excuse not to have server class machines.
> I should have checked the source myself. I see that 4.9-RELEASE uses 
> an older version of ciss.c ( that doesn't mention the 641 
> driver, but it is in STABLE.
> BUT I have gotten bitten in the past with 'supported' equipment not 
> being very well supported. On Compaq servers. So I was hoping for a 
> testimonial.
> I have used the old Smart Array controllers with good success. As for 
> performance, the 641 should be much faster than the 532.
> Thanks Olaf!
> Tim
> Olaf Hoyer wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Tim Pushor wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> We are going to be replacing one of our older systems here with a new
>>> HP/Compaq server and want to buy a (cheap) supported hardware raid
>>> adapter. Compaq/HP used to be so easy.
>>> The system we are looking at has either a Compaq 532 or 641 
>>> depending on
>>> the processor speed (!). I see the 532 is supported, any word on the 
>>> 641?
>> Hi!
>> BTW:Which server model do you plan to buy?
>> In  $FreeBSD: src/sys/dev/ciss/ciss.c,v 2003/12/13 07:56:28 ps
>> Exp $
>> both models appear:
>> ciss_vendor_data[] = {
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x4070, CISS_BOARD_SA5,   "Compaq Smart Array 5300" },
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x4080, CISS_BOARD_SA5B,  "Compaq Smart Array 5i" },
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x4082, CISS_BOARD_SA5B,  "Compaq Smart Array 532" },
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x4083, CISS_BOARD_SA5B,  "HP Smart Array 5312" },
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x4091, CISS_BOARD_SA5,   "HP Smart Array 6i" },
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x409A, CISS_BOARD_SA5,   "HP Smart Array 641" },
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x409B, CISS_BOARD_SA5,   "HP Smart Array 642" },
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x409C, CISS_BOARD_SA5,   "HP Smart Array 6400" },
>>    { 0x0e11, 0x409D, CISS_BOARD_SA5,   "HP Smart Array 6400 EM" },
>> But I cannot comment on stability fo the models mentioned above...
>> I have some boxes here, that use the smartarry 5 and 5iplus with 2003
>> Server, and I had some old 360 g1 and g2, the g2 having the SA5 onboard,
>> and those were rock-solid.
>> But with the PCI ones I have no hands-on-experience, but it should be
>> the same like the onboard ones. Regarding terms of data security, they
>> are not the fastest, but reliable.
>> (OK, could be that 5.2 and GEOM still have some rough edges, I had mine
>> running 4.8-stable)
>> HTH
>> Olaf
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