8.3 stable or 9.0 stable amd64 iso with mfi driver changes of May 18, 2012

Jean Christofferson jeanc at relevantpower.com
Sat Sep 15 01:28:26 UTC 2012


Thank you for your response.  It is great to get confirmation and I  
will try with 9.1-RC1

I DO have on board Broadcom 5720 NIC.  Nice to know what my next  
problem is likely to be.  Hopefully that will be easy to solve if I  
install another NIC card.



Jean Christofferson
jeanc at relevantpower.com
Relevant Power, Inc.

On Sep 14, 2012, at 6:14 PM, kpneal at pobox.com wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 04:45:49PM -0700, Jean Christofferson wrote:
>> I am trying to install FreeBSD stable - either 8.3 or 9.0  - on a  
>> Dell
>> 420 with Perc H310 LSI PCI Express SAS Raid controllers.
>> Although the physical disks are present and recognized by the BIOS  
>> the
>> sysinstall does not see the disks.  I think the issue is mfi driver
>> and was added to the stable release May 18, 2012.
> Yup, the 12G machines came out when the paint was drying on 8.3. So  
> there
> isn't a -stable release with the updated driver.
> The new mfi driver is in 9.1-RC1 if you are OK with a pre-release.
> I hope you don't have the Broadcom 5720 NIC like the R620. The FreeBSD
> driver (bge) isn't finished yet. At least, I don't remember seeing  
> it go
> into the tree. It's known to _not_ work on the R620 and I believe  
> R720.
> -- 
> Kevin P. Neal                                http://www.pobox.com/ 
> ~kpn/
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