Target Mode FC

Scott Long scottl at
Wed Jan 25 23:20:01 PST 2006

Brian Hechinger wrote:
> What's the current status of Target Mode Fiber Channel these days?  I'm
> interested in doing it with a sparc64 box.  Is there a recommended FC card?
> I think I've got a couple QLogic 2100s laying around (I'd have to check what
> model they are, they are the ones that a sun can't boot from, so that leads
> me to believe that they are 2100s)
> How well supported are the LSI MegaRAID cards as well?  I could probably just
> bite the bullet and do software RAID since this box will be doing nothing else,
> but I just like hardware RAID. ;)

MegaRAID is supported very well on little-endian machines (notice the
emphasis here), though I'm not sure what that has to do with your
question about FC target mode.

> Short of that, whare are good supported SATA cards?  How about the SiL 3114
> cards?

There are a number of issues with SiI chips which make it hard to write
a reliable driver.  There are several good choices for SATA RAID, though
the drivers likely are not endian-clean.


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