On Apr 8, 2015, at 0:49, Garrett Cooper <yaneurab...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Apr 7, 2015, at 19:35, Konstantin Belousov <kostik...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 07, 2015 at 12:04:44PM -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>     I just tried to upgrade my system from a Nehalem style era 
>>> CPU/motherboard (a W series Xeon/P6T-WS) to a Haswell style CPU/motherboard 
>>> (an E-series Haswell/Z97 motherboard), and I?ve run into some fun issues 
>>> with my LSI 9240-4i controller. In particular, it?s timing out because of 
>>> issues noted similar to here: 
>>> https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2011-October/064404.html 
>>> . I?ve done the following so far to try and diagnose the issue:
>>>     - Upgraded the firmware on the card and in the BIOS
>>>     - Tweaked with the PCI-E settings (2.0/3.0; disabled power savings mode 
>>> in the BIOS; etc)
>>>     - Turned off 4GB ?remapping? on the PCM.
>>>     - Booted USB key fob-based images running: 9.3-RELEASE, 10.1-RELEASE, 
>>>     - Booted my original drive running 9.3-RELEASE
>>>     - Booted with hw.mfi.msi=0 set in loader.
>>>     - Booted with boot -v.
>> One more thing to try, is to put the card into PCIe slot handled by the
>> south bridge instead of the CPU slot.
>> I have two Drake Skinnies card which I cannot use, since all my machines
>> are desktop class, and the only available PCIe 8x+ slots are connected
>> to CPU.  I was never able to get a satisfactory explanation why the
>> thing does not like CPU' PCIe.
> Northbridge, Southbridge, didn’t seem to matter :/… I’ve tried all 3 PCI-E 
> slots to no avail.
> One thing that I’m thinking might be a problem is the fact that it’s sharing 
> resources between the onboard graphics and the storage controller, and plus 
> the other two slots were supposedly dedicated for storage purposes or some 
> such (NVME, etc).
> Guess I’ll try neutering the onboard GPU and see what happens...

Nope. Still timing out with onboard GPU off… I give up with this motherboard...

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