[nycbug-talk] highpoint RAID drivers on FreeBSD
ike at lesmuug.org
Mon Dec 13 15:20:35 EST 2004
On Dec 13, 2004, at 2:39 PM, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Isaac Levy wrote:
>> The nutshell version, the HighPoint has FreeBSD drivers for their
>> 1640 SATA RAID card on their website, it's just the installing disk
>> drivers on boot volumes that bites. These things are cheap, solid,
>> SATA RAID- who doesn't want that? (regardless if I want it, I've now
>> got one :)
>> If anyone can point me to the right person, or URL, I'd seriously
>> appreciate it- this situation is right on the cusp of being VERY
>> cool, IMHO.
> Can you tell us more about the driver?
I'll try here- I've not gotten it successfully installed here today-
I'm working around the problem that I don't have a floppy drive on the
machine, and the drivers are distributed as floppy images... Taking
forever to shuffle disks around here.
> Is it tacked-on to the existing ATA stuff, or is it more like the
> 3Ware (which presents itself more like a scsi device to the OS)?
I'm not really familiar with the internals of the 3Ware drivers, but I
*think* it's similar- the docs say it presents itself as /dev/da0 to
the filesystem. Additionally, after install, the sysctl interface to
the RAID is done like:
# sysctl hpt374.status
# sysctl –w hpt374.status=“hpt rebuild a,b,0”
So I'm not sure if that answers your question or not here- but perhaps
it provides some more clues?
> If the latter, a quick shout on -hackers should find you the right
> person. A few people that may or may not work on this stuff but are
> quite smart and easy to work with are:
> -Mike Smith (really really great guy - if he's got the time and the
> commit bit, he'd probably help)
> -Scott Long (mostly adaptec stuff, but who knows...)
Excellent- thank you!
> And while I appreciate Soren's work, he's not the most cooperative or
> helpful person in the group, so I'd steer clear.
> Again, if this is a more scsi-like driver, asking on -scsi is good -
> most anyone who works on any RAID cards is going to be there.
Cool- much thanks Charles.
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