6.1 with PAE on a recent server (HP DL380 G5 or Dell PE 1950) ?

Ruslan Ermilov ru at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 13 11:16:46 PST 2006

On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 07:30:09PM +0100, Olivier Mueller wrote:
> Hello,
> I will soon get some new servers with more than 4 GB of RAM, and
> I am wondering if they will work fine even with the PAE
> option activated: are all the required drivers (RAID mfid, bce
> on the Dell, ciss0 on the HP) 100% compatible, or should I expect
> trouble? 
Drivers that are either known to NOT work with PAE or were not
tested with PAE are excluded by the PAE config file, you can
check there.

: 0 edoofus:ttyp2:/sys/i386/conf >egrep 'ciss|mfi|bce' GENERIC PAE
: GENERIC:device          ciss            # Compaq Smart RAID 5*
: GENERIC:device          mfi             # LSI MegaRAID SAS
: GENERIC:device          bce             # Broadcom BCM5706/BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet

So it looks like all of them should work fine with PAE.

> If you have a working "/usr/src/sys/i386/conf/xxxx" with active
> PAE on one of these servers, I'd be interested :)
> Btw, when will we see these new servers listed under:
> http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/amd64/motherboards.html ? 
> Or should I use send-pr ? :)
And you absolutely have no option of running FreeBSD/amd64 on
them?  What a PITA!  :-)

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer
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