am2 MBs - 4g + SCSI wipes out root partition
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Sat Oct 11 07:48:51 PDT 2008
On Sat, 11 Oct 2008 12:08:00 +0200 (CEST)
Jean-Marc Zucconi <jmz at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> >>>>> Gary Jennejohn writes:
> > On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:29:37 -0300
> > JoaoBR <joao at matik.com.br> wrote:
> >> I tried MBs as Asus, Abit and Gigabyte all same result
> >> Same hardware with SATA works perfect
> >> Same hardware with scsi up to 3.5Gigs installed works perfect
> >> what calls my attention that all this MBs do not have the memroy hole
> >> remapping feature so the complete 4gigs are available what normally was not
> >> the case with amd64 Mbs for the Athlon 64 CPUs
> >> some has an opinion if this is a freebsd issue or MB falure or scsi drv
> >> problem?
> > It's a driver problem. If you want to use SCSI then you'll have to limit
> > memory to 3.5 GB.
> Is this specific to the Adaptec driver or all of them are affected by
> the bug? I am considering upgrading to such a config, but with a
> tekram controller (sym).
I observed the same problem with ahc. Can't say whether the sym driver
has the problem because I don't have such a controller. I've now taken
my SCSI drives out of service and am using SATA only.
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