LSI supported mps(4) driver in stable/9 and stable/8
Kenneth D. Merry
ken at freebsd.org
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
> >Thanks to LSI for doing the work on this driver!
> 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.
ken at FreeBSD.ORG
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