Just a sanity check 1st.
Are you going to be using zfs or ufs?
If zfs you probably want the reflash the card the the relevant HBA firmware
rather the the raid firmware. This will expose the disks nativly which is
best for zfs.
Sorry if this isn't appropriate for you but I would thought I would check
as it might save you a whole load of pain going in a direction you don't
On 2 February 2016 at 17:06, Zara Kanaeva <zara.kana...@ggi.uni-tuebingen.de
> Dear list,
> I have one Fujitsu server with LSI SAS 3108 RAID Controller. These LSI SAS
> 3108 RAID Controller is supported by the mpr driver (
> If I try to install the FreeBSD-stable 10.0 or FreeBSD-current 11.0 on
> this server I can make partitions, but I can not write install files on the
> disks (better to say RAID5 virtual drive) without errors.
> The erorrs are:
> mfi0 failed to get command
> mfi0: COMMAND ... TIMEOUT AFTER ... SECONDS
> By the installations I see my virtual drive as device with mfi0 as
> My questions are:
> 1) Why I see the virtual drive as device with mfi0 as identifier. I would
> expect that my virtual drive has identifier mpr0 or something like this.
> 2) Why I can install FreeBSD on one of the disks connected to LSI SAS 3108
> RAID Controller, if the disks do not build any virtual drive (no matter
> which RAID level). Is that possible because mpr driver supports the LSI SAS
> 3108 RAID Controller as SCSI Controller and not as RAID Controller (see
> Kernel configuration)?
> Thanks in advance, Z. Kanaeva.
> Dipl.-Inf. Zara Kanaeva
> Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
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