FreeBSD 7.0 w/ 3ware 9650SE-24M8 no JBOD disks

William Taylor williamt at
Sun Mar 9 20:04:42 UTC 2008

I just installed FreeBSD 7.0 w/ a 3ware 9650SE-24M8 controller.
I set the controller to export JBOD disks but they don't show up in FreeBSD for some reason.
I have verified that they do show up in CentOS so I don't think the controller is setup wrong.
If I create an array it will show up in FreeBSD as da0. I have tried disabling the onboard 
sata controller as well to see if that made a difference. Also I couldn't find anything else
in the kernel that might pertain to this. BTW I had to use the onboard sata controller for the 
install because the disks were not showing up.

uname -a:  
FreeBSD localhost 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #0: Sun Mar  9 06:00:53 UTC 2008     root at localhost:/usr/src/sys/amd64/compile/LDS  amd64

Potentialy relevent dmesg output:
3ware device driver for 9000 series storage controllers, version:
twa0: <3ware 9000 series Storage Controller> port 0x3000-0x30ff mem 0xd8000000-0xd9ffffff,0xda300000-0xda300fff irq 18 at device 0.0 on pci9
twa0: [ITHREAD]
twa0: INFO: (0x04: 0x0053): Battery capacity test is overdue:
twa0: INFO: (0x15: 0x1300): Controller details:: Model 9650SE-24M8, 24 ports, Firmware FE9X, BIOS BE9X

da0 at twa0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <AMCC 9650SE-24M DISK 3.08> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-5 device 
da0: 100.000MB/s transfers
da0: 5721984MB (11718623232 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 729450C)

FreeBSD has no problems detecting the disk w/ the onboard sata controller:
ad4: 953869MB <Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 GKAOA70M> at ata2-master SATA300
ad6: 953869MB <Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 GKAOA70M> at ata3-master SATA300
ad8: 953869MB <Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 GKAOA70M> at ata4-master SATA300
ad10: 953869MB <Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 GKAOA70M> at ata5-master SATA300
ad12: 953869MB <Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 GKAOA70M> at ata6-master SATA300
ad14: 953869MB <Hitachi HDS721010KLA330 GKAOA70M> at ata7-master SATA300


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