[nycbug-talk] 2x 3Ware Escalade 9500S-4LP SATA
ike at lesmuug.org
Tue Jan 3 18:35:50 EST 2006
So it looks like it's n APIC issue, (GIANT_LOCKED). I just
recompiled the kernel without APIC support, and viola, it works-
albiet without SMP.
Sad thing is, the machines I'm putting these cards in are dual Xeon
Ok, on Vinod's suggestion, I called 3Ware/AMCC support, and a *very*
helpful person there took me through figuring out what firmware I
had, and told me the new firmware fixes this problem.
With that, I need to update firmware and try installing/booting fresh
again, but the 3Ware/AMCC KnowledgeLibrary site is downed with some
DB error... (doh!)
So, with that, I'm done for the day- but looks like I almost have
this issue solved, for now, with these cards. Will keep everyone
On Jan 3, 2006, at 6:15 PM, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> That doesn't look promising...
> I'm going to dig up Scott's email on the Adaptec stuff too so you
> can get an idea of what some of the adaptec issues are (and so I
> can find it myself and refresh my memory)...
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Isaac Levy wrote:
>> Hey All,
>> I emailed Vinod today, the original author of the twa(4) driver.
>> Below is my status with the cards as well:
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Isaac Levy [mailto:ike at lesmuug.org]
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:17 PM
>>>> To: vkashyap at FreeBSD.org
>>>> Subject: Status of twa(4) for AMCC's 3ware 9500S-4LP
>>>> Hello Vinod,
>>>> There has been a recent flurry of discussion about the twa(4)
>>>> driver on FreeBSD 6.0, using the AMCC/3ware 9500S-4LP.
>>>> In a nutshell, the cards won't boot using a RAID volume
>>>> install, outside of booting from Safe Mode.
>>>> The Error symptom is that during boot, the card keeps
>>>> resetting itself infinitely.
>>>> I have today compiled CURRENT to test, it didn't work.
>>>> I have also compiled/installed the drivers downloaded from
>>>> the 3Ware site, that didn't work either.
>>>> Q: Is the driver broken in the FreeBSD Source?
>>> Not that I know of.
>>>> Q: Is anyone actively maintaining the driver, now that the
>>>> 9550SX cards have come out?
>>> AMCC does actively maintain the driver. I have moved out of being
>>> responsible for the driver though. Please contact 3ware Support and
>>> they should help you.
>>>> Thank you for your time.
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