QLogic 2312

Eduardo Viruena Silva mrspock at esfm.ipn.mx
Thu Jan 20 15:34:27 PST 2005

Hello FreeBSD gurus!
I have a question for you.

We have a small mounster: HP Proliant BL20
two Xeon processors, 2Gb RAM, QLogic SCSI
2312, and some other scary characteristics.

Now, I installed FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE almost
accidentally.  I mean, it seemed to me that
our computer got frozen when it was booting
with the FreeBSD CDROM, no, it didn't,
it was just taking 10 minutes to check the
scsi card.

My kernel boot log says:

Copyright (c) 1992-2004 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov  5 04:19:18 UTC 2004
    root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC


isp0: <Qlogic ISP 2312 PCI FC-AL Adapter> port 0x3000-0x30ff mem 0xf7dd0000-0xf7dd0fff irq 11 at device 3.0 on pci1
isp0: Polled Mailbox Command (0x2) Timeout
isp0: Polled Mailbox Command (0x8) Timeout
device_attach: isp0 attach returned 6
isp1: <Qlogic ISP 2312 PCI FC-AL Adapter> port 0x3400-0x34ff mem 0xf7dc0000-0xf7dc0fff irq 11 at device 3.1 on pci1
isp1: Polled Mailbox Command (0x2) Timeout
isp1: Polled Mailbox Command (0x8) Timeout
device_attach: isp1 attach returned 6

There, in the GIANT-LOCKEDs and timeouts...

Now, my computer boots ok, but the booting process
takes 20 minutes!!!

I also cvsup-graded my computer, built world, installed it,
customized my kernel, installed it.  Now the kernel
reports to be FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p5 but still takes
20 minutes to boot.

My questions are:
  WHY it takes so long?
  Can I do something to fix this problem?

Please, CC your answer to my address, I'm not subscribed to the list.

Thanks in advance.


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