Adaptec 2100, asr driver

Scott Long scottl at
Wed Dec 13 14:01:16 PST 2006

Charles Sprickman wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Dec 2006, Jim Pingle wrote:
>> Willem Jan Withagen wrote:
>>> So the 1000$ question: is there any chance of getting at least the state
>>> of the RAID and its disk out into the open? It shure would give me a
>>> much better feeling, knowing that at least serious trouble would be
>>> detected by me. Instead of getting this call from a NOC.
>> It works fine here. I use this on systems with 2100s, and with 2010s.
>> cd /usr/ports/sysutils/asr-utils; make install clean
>> Make sure it installs compat4x, it should as it is listed as a 
>> dependency.
>> Add this to /etc/rc.conf:
>> compat4x_enable="YES"
>> add "options ASR_COMPAT" to your kernel and rebuild the kernel
> I have quite a few machines with the Adaptec cards, and while I hate 
> them and the management tools, I don't have much choice but to use them 
> until we retire the hardware.
> Does anyone have any info on whether adaptec is planning on updating 
> these tools to work with FreeBSD 6+?  Or have they basically abandoned 
> support for FreeBSD?  Knowing that info would help me plan our 4.11 to 
> 6.x migration.
> Thanks,
> Charles

Adaptec abandoned work on asr for FreeBSD about 5 years ago, and
abandoned all development on ASR cards and tools on all OSes about 4
years ago, with the exception of maintenance commitments for certain 
customers.  They wrote the ASR technology assets off of their books
at that time, making it a firm, deliberate, and permanent business

On the plus side, wheels are in motion to develop native, updated
management tools for FreeBSD for the cards that are serviced by the
AAC driver.  First in line is a simple status app.  If you are
interested in more complex apps, please contact me privately.


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