LSI SAS 2008 (mfi) on SuperMicro X8SI6-F

Damien Fleuriot ml at
Thu Feb 17 12:32:40 UTC 2011

On 2/17/11 1:18 PM, Tom Evans wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Damien Fleuriot <ml at> wrote:
>> What is sad is that these controllers are becoming very mainstream now,
>> we're getting them more and more on Dell servers , and the fbsd project
>> still struggles with them (for reasons I don't know, might be LSI's
>> fault, might be a lack of resources or interest...)
>> I'm having a very hard time defending the use of fbsd for firewalls at
>> work, with the recent release of debian kfreebsd.
> Forgive my naïveté, but surely kfreebsd would have precisely the same
> issues with the same controllers, since it uses FreeBSD's kernel. Am I
> missing something?
> Cheers
> Tom

I am not sure, but you make a good point.

Don't get me wrong though, I don't mean to offend anyone when I say the
fbsd project struggles with this driver.

There may very well be very valid reasons like lack of cooperation on
LSI's part, I wouldn't know.

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