On Apr 8, 2015, at 1:47, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanlit...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 1:08 AM, Garrett Cooper <yaneurab...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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, > >>> 10-STABLE, 11-CURRENT > >>> - 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... > > > > If your motherboard is not listed in the following lists as suitable for > Linux , it may cause problems under Unix like operating systems : > > > > http://www.asus.com/Static_WebPage/OS_Compatibility/ > http://www.asus.com/websites/global/aboutASUS/OS/Linux1410.pdf > http://www.asus.com/Static_WebPage/Server/ It booted both FreeBSD/Linux without my controller — the hardware compatibility with it just sucks. Email back from ASUS, “it’s not in our compatibility list. Use another card”. Uh, yeah… right. Not going to dump another $300 in an LSI card and redo my RAID. Guess I’ll purchase another motherboard. Thank you for the input everyone. I’ll leave a helpful review on Newegg so others don’t stumble on this either.
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