LSI MegaRAID 9260 on FreeBSD 8.2 amd64
tech at dracoquies.us
Mon Jul 11 20:59:30 UTC 2011
On 7/7/2011 05:53, Martin Nilsson wrote:
> On 2011-07-04 03.20, Sam Vaughan wrote:
>> I want to use an LSI MegaRAID 9260 on FreeBSD 8.2 amd64 using mfi and
>> I have two quick questions:
>> LSI's MegaRaid SAS documentation  states that "Currently, the
>> FreeBSD driver is supported only on 32-bit FreeBSD". On the other hand
>> the FreeBSD 8.2 hardware compatibility page  states that the mfi
>> driver supports the MegaRaid 9260 in all three of the i386, ia64,
>> amd64 ports.
>> Is LSI's documentation simply out of date or is there some issue with
>> the mfi driver on amd64?
(I joined the list recently so I missed the original message.)
I have an LSI 9260 with FreeBSD8.2 on a Xeon system (amd64). It seems
to work ok. But it does come up griping about commands timing out
occasionally. See this other post of someone else who has the same
I don't know what's going on, but except for the error, it /seems/ to be
working. I can still access the array. And eventually it stops
complaining. I need to do more testing though before I'll really be
satisfied that it's ok.
> There are two different diverged mfi drivers!
> One that comes with FreeBSD and works well with the 9260 cards both
> under i386 and amd64.
> Then we have the LSI driver, this one works under i386 and some versions
> also works under amd64 but the latest one on LSI:s web is i386 only. The
> current LSI driver supports the 9240 budget cards "skinny" and also the
> new fast 9265/9285 cards "Thunderbolt" these are not supported by the
> FreeBSD driver.
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