FreeBSD 5.4 and PERC 5i controller

Josh Paetzel josh at
Tue Nov 6 09:43:42 PST 2007

On Tuesday 06 November 2007 11:17:24 am Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 11:46:30AM -0500, Jay Aikat wrote:
> > I am trying to install an Endace DAG card for traffic capture on a new
> > machine with 8 drives installed using a PERC 5i controller.  Due to
> > support limitations for the DAG software, I have to install FreeBSD 5.4
> > on this machine.
> >
> > However, the install CD does not see any drives at all - my guess is
> > FreeBSD 5.4 has no drivers for the PERC 5i controller.  Does anyone know
> > a workaround for this?  Is there a PERC 5i driver available for FreeBSD
> > 5.4? TIA for your responses.
> I am guessing you are right.  5.4 is pretty old.
> Is there any good reason you don't go to a more
> modern version of FreeBSD?
> ////jerry

Yeah...and he mentions it in his email.  Did you read it?

The driver you need (mfi) was never backported to 5.x  It was introduced in 
FBSD 6.1-R  You might ask the author (Scott Long) how much work it would be 
or why it was never backported.  It's possible it's trivial and it's possible 
that it would require massive amounts of work.


Josh Paetzel

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