LSI supported mps(4) driver in stable/9 and stable/8

Kenneth D. Merry ken at
Fri Feb 3 04:38:20 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:13:55 -0700, Eric wrote:
> Kenneth D. Merry wrote:
> >Hi folks,
> >
> >The LSI-supported version of the mps(4) driver that supports their 6Gb SAS
> >HBAs as well as WarpDrive controllers, is now in stable/9 and stable/8.
> >
> >Please test it out and let me and Kashyap (CCed) know if you run into
> >any problems.
> >
> >In addition to supporting WarpDrive, the driver also supports Integrated
> >RAID.
> >
> >Thanks to LSI for doing the work on this driver!
> >
> <snip>
> can you elaborate on what the symptoms would be before this commit for 
> the 6Bg cards? i have a dual channel LSI card (i can get the exact model 
> tomorrow) connected to a RAID Inc Maverick 8 disk array (one raid6 
> volume was created on the Mav) which constantly gets hung up with 
> messages similar to:
> run_interrupt_driven_hooks - waiting for xpt_config
> every 60 seconds for about 5 iterations after which the box reboots. I 
> am currently trying 9-RELEASE, but saw the same issues on 8.2. These 
> messages happen after the USB stack initializes. Turning off the 
> Maverick allows the system to boot up. i can then turn on the maverick 
> after the system gets to the login prompt and the disks are detected as 
> da0 and work just fine.
> the LSI device was detected as mpt0.

If you've got an mpt(4) controller, the new driver won't help you.  You've
got a 3Gb LSI controller, and the mps(4) driver is for 6Gb controllers.

It sounds like the mpt driver is getting stuck on boot.

Kenneth Merry
ken at FreeBSD.ORG

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