Stable SATA pci card for FreeBSD 6.x/7.0
Sebastiaan van Erk
sebster at sebster.com
Tue Aug 5 10:55:23 UTC 2008
I'm running FreeBSD 6.3 (I know, I should upgrade), and I just bought an
add-on pci SATA controller for 2 extra SATA disks.
However, a lot of disk activity on the drives will often cause the
machine to crash and spontaneously reboot. I checked out which chipset
was on the card with pciconf -lv and I found it was the Sil 3512.
Googling showed me that I'm not the only one with problems using this card.
Does anybody have experience with a (preferably not too expensive)
2-port SATA expansion card which does not have any issues running under
[pciconf -lv output]
atapci0 at pci0:10:0: class=0x018000 card=0x35121095 chip=0x35121095
vendor = 'Silicon Image Inc (Was: CMD Technology Inc)'
device = 'Sil 3512 SATALink/SATARaid Controller'
class = mass storage
[/var/log/messages before the crash]
Aug 5 11:16:14 piglet kernel:
length=16384)]error = 6
Aug 5 11:16:17 piglet last message repeated 9 times
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