known problems with 8.x and HP DL16 G5 server?

Jan Mikkelsen janm at
Sat Feb 11 13:22:21 UTC 2012

On 11/02/2012, at 7:30 PM, Julian Elischer wrote:
> turns out that the HP machine has an HP branded (and with different firmware) raid controller
> that is not quite the same as the standard one. FreeBSD can't handle it and dies.
> Josh Paetzel may remember the exact type.. I forget..

I have some memory of HP DL160 servers with an embedded ciss(4) controller taking a long time to boot. I recall a delay of multiple minutes. I don't remember what I did to work around it.

Does it really stop, or is it just being slow?



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