support for ICH6R controller and Broadcom ethernet
iaccounts at ibctech.ca
Wed Jun 22 20:40:55 GMT 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Jim Mozley
> Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 12:13 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: support for ICH6R controller and Broadcom ethernet
> scuba at centroin.com.br wrote:
> > Hi Jim,
> > I think it's not a answer to you but here is my recent
> > I've installed FBSD 5.4 in a box with Intel ICH5R chipset.
> > It's working, no hangs, no panics, but the disk
> performance on the
> > second IDE disk (I'm not using RAID, just simple
> master/slave setup),
> > is terrible.
> > It's like the DMA was not correctly set on the second disk.
> > I read somewhere, that FreeBSD has full support to ICH5
> chipset but
> > NOT for ICH5"R".
> > Even when running in "compatibility mode" set on BIOS, the
> > performance is the same.
> > Someone told me the follwing on the performance list:
> > "I remember a commit to the ata driver to fix
> misprogramming of DMA
> > timing on an Intel chipset for devices and/or channels
> other than the
> > first. I'm not sure if 5.4 has the bug or the fix."
> > To me it still has the bug.
> OK thanks for that help.
> If anyone knows anything more definitive I'd be grateful (no
> criticism of the helpful reply intended).
I have a box with the same chipset. I have 2 160GB SATA drives in a
RAID1 config, which FBSD 5.4 sees 2 disks, as opposed to the single RAID
subsystem. I install on one of the disks.
However, when I reboot the box, I get a flashing cursor in the top left
corner of the screen as if it's going to boot, but it stays there. No
I'll be trying this out again tomorrow, so I'll let you know if I find
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