Problems with stable/9 and LSI controlers?

Dennis Glatting dg at
Tue Sep 10 19:09:37 UTC 2013

On Tue, 10 Sep 2013, John wrote:

> 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

(typing by hand)

mps0: <LSI SAS2008> port 0xb0000-0xb0ff mem ....
mps0: Firmware:, Driver:
mps0: IOCCapabilities: 

The system I am sitting in front of, appears NOT to see the RAID1 disk but 
does see the two non-RAID disks. All disks are 1TB Seagate ST31000424SS.

The second system, which is remote and I cannot view its console from 
here, has two 250GB disks RAID1.

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