Problems with stable/9 and LSI controlers?

John freebsd-lists at
Tue Sep 10 18:46:47 UTC 2013

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:21:02AM -0700, Dennis Glatting wrote:
> 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?

Hi, does it use the mfi driver? Because that has been updated. There was
an errata notice about it on the 22nd August concerning mfi in JBOD
mode and disks >2TB


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