Support for Areca ARC-1300-4X on 8-STABLE?

Leon Meßner l.messner at
Fri Nov 26 12:24:18 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 09:28:13PM -0500, Paul Mather wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2010, at 7:06 PM, Xin LI wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Paul Mather <paul at> wrote:
> >> Thanks for the link!  I'm not sure whether "Fixed arcmsr driver prevent arcsas support for Areca SAS HBA ARC13x0" in the "Bug fixes" list is good news or bad news for me.  It suggests that the arcmsr driver has been fixed to prevent it attaching to the ARC-13X0 cards, implying that it is not supported.  This entry about OS support on the Areca official page for the ARC-1300 product ( is also not inspiring: "BSD/FreeBSD (will be available with 6Gb/s Host Adapter)."  Does this mean only their 6 Gb/s cards will be supported under FreeBSD, or that support for the 3 Gb/s cards will appear alongside the 6 Gb/s cards, whenever they are released?
> > 
> > The 6Gb/s cards are not released yet.  The updated driver resolved a
> > conflict with the newer ARC13x0 cards, without it one will have to
> > update arcmsr(4) before installing the SAS card driver.
> So, to clarify, does this mean the 3 Gb/s ARC-1300 cards are not currently supported under 8-STABLE?  Or, are they supported by a different driver to arcmsr (if so, which one?), but arcmsr must be updated so it doesn't probe and claim the card instead?

I talked, to areca support two weeks ago about this driver and they told
me, they had found a problem in the driver which will delay the release
to an uncertain date. Don't know when they'll release the 6Gbit/s cards


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