am2 MBs - 4g + SCSI wipes out root partition

Fabian Wenk fabian at
Sat Oct 11 14:51:29 PDT 2008

Hello Jeremy

On 11.10.08 18:52, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> Could the problem be specific to certain firmware revisions on the
> cards?

Some other idea, which versions of FreeBSD/amd64 are affected? 
Only 8-CURRENT, or also 6.x- and/or 7.x-RELEASE?

As far as I have seen from the reports, it does only happen with 
more then 3.5 GB RAM and with SCSI disks.

I do have a system with FreeBSD/amd64 6.3-RELEASE with 4 GB RAM 
and an Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI adapter (ahc) with only a tape 
drive connected. The disks are on an Areca RAID controller. Access 
to the disks and the tape drive does work just fine without any 


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