mps and LSI SAS2308: controller resets on 12.0 - IOC Fault 0x40000d04, Resetting

Mike Tancsa mike at
Tue Dec 18 14:11:44 UTC 2018

On 12/18/2018 4:05 AM, Jan Martin Mikkelsen wrote:
>> On 17 Dec 2018, at 20:14, Mike Tancsa <mike at> wrote:
>> On 12/17/2018 10:52 AM, Mark Martinec wrote:
>>> Anyone else seen problems with mps driver and LSI SAS2308 controller?
>>> (btw, on another machine the mps driver with LSI SAS2004 is working
>>> just fine under 12.0) 
>> Sort of ran into this as well, but with the mfi driver. The same card in
>> *some* machines would boot just fine, but in others, it would hang at
>> boot time. Not sure if its related or not
>> I was able to get a MegaRAID SAS-3 3108 [Invader] card working by
>> forcing it to use the mrsas driver instead of the mfi.  However, my
>> 9240s fail with the mfi and they will not work with the mrsas
> Interesting. I have a machine with a 9240 and a 9261 that I have just upgraded to 12.0 from 10.2 and is working fine with the mfi driver.
> However, the standard machine build procedure here includes:
>   hw.mfi.msi=“1”
> in /boot/loader.conf. This was added to our build procedure back in 2011 to deal with the 9261 not working on FreeBSD 9.0.
> I wonder if using MSI interrupts would help with your problem?

Hmmm, that seems to be the default on 11 and 12

% sysctl -A hw.mfi.msi
hw.mfi.msi: 1

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