Problems with stable/9 and LSI controlers?

Dennis Glatting dg at
Tue Sep 10 19:18:09 UTC 2013

Whatever changed, happened between r253683 (July 26) and r255451 (today).

On Tue, 10 Sep 2013, 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?
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