Problems with stable/9 and LSI controlers?

Dennis Glatting dg at
Tue Sep 10 18:21:11 UTC 2013

Today I updated several systems against stable/9 that had not bee updated 
in ~five months. Two of the systems are serviced by LSI 2008 controllers 
with a RAID1 array housing the operating system.

These systems no longer properly boot.

Specifically, they begin the boot process but bomb when they try to mount 
root. Neither system sees the GPT partitions of the boot disk at the 
"mountroot>" prompt. On one system I replaced the hard disks, 
repartitioned, and reinstalled but the problem continued.

I don't see any mention of geom or controller update in UPDATING but I 
know they have been updated because I saw their revisions fly actross my 
screen during the svn update. Also, I am running IR vers 16 on my 
controllers, which is the latest version of LSI firmware.

Is there some new action I have to take to sucessfully boot LSI disks 
against the updated kernel?

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