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Under coreboot you want to remove the option ROM entirely.  It causes
SeaBIOS to hang.  lsiutil can delete it from the card, and also restore
it if you decide to resell the card later on.

On 03/13/2018 04:01 PM, taii...@gmx.com wrote:
> They are for the silly ASUS PIKE slot at the end of the board - this
> seems to be a good deal for a LSI SAS 2008 chipset and probably avoids
> the counterfeits that plague the used market as this is an obscure part.
> 
> LSI SAS 2008 Features:
> IT Mode.
> SR-IOV with ARI (if coreboot ever supports it) 16 VF functions.
> FLR (function level reset) for pain free IOMMU VM assignment
> Works without Option ROM loading
> 
> Notes:
> I thought the SAS 2308 was the first with SR-IOV but this one apparently
> has it too according to LSPCI, I have never used SR-IOV with a HBA/RAID
> card but the idea seems to be that you can assign RAID arrays or
> individual drives to a VF then assign the VF to a VM.
> 
> You screw in one end of the massive heatsink via the motherboard screw
> in that location and the other end clips on to the PCI-e slot (make sure
> it properly clips and is properly seated, I had a difficult time with
> this and had to remove and re-attach one of the clip screws to get it to
> seat)
> 
> I advise re-flashing this in a VM on a PC without option ROM support, as
> all the sellers are chinese.
> Offical firmware (hard to find this link)
> https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/9211_8i_Package_P20_IR_IT_FW_BIOS_for_MSDOS_Windows.zip
> 
> 
> Unfortunately they have proprietary firmware like all SAS cards but at
> least as they are used you aren't supporting further non-free development.
> 


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Timothy Pearson
Raptor Engineering
+1 (415) 727-8645 (direct line)
+1 (512) 690-0200 (switchboard)
https://www.raptorengineering.com
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