Dear list, I hope you guys can help me with my new AHCI controller that doesn't work well with FreeBSD yet.
*** Introduction I have bought this very neat $80 SATA AHCI controller: http://www.delock.com/produkte/G_89384/merkmale.html This controller is PCI-express 2.0 with 2 lanes, so 1GB/s bandwidth shared across 10 ports. For just $80 this is a great deal! It is also VERY power efficient, unlike SAS adapters which can use up to 8W when doing nothing. The controller itself it a 2-port Asmedia AHCI SATA controller with two port multipliers on it. Thus, each 5 ports are sharing one SATA/600 link. It pushes beyond 900MB/s when fully utilised. The controller is detected by FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p1 amd64 as a regular AHCI controller. It appears to work, in that it detects the disks that are connected to it and it can do I/O. *** The problem This controller generates various I/O errors and timeouts. But only in specific circumstances, where I think that NCQ or simultaneous access is a factor. Because when i start a simple dd read command for each harddrive connected to the controller, there are no errors or timeouts in the dmesg. But when importing a pool, creating a pool or scrubbing a pool that is empty, timeouts and I/O errors are 100% reproducable in just a few seconds. This is after dd commands have been running for hours straight without any hickup. In other words, I believe this controller needs some kind of quirk. The controller is reported to be working properly on Linux. *** What I already tried I tried disabling MSI and MSI-X interrupts. I tried disabling NCQ although with limited effect: ZFS can be tuned to use one outstanding I/O, but I still got errors now and then. Is there any way of doing some easy quirks to localize the problem and also get this controller working reliably, albeit slower? *** Example errors when working with ZFS: ahcich7: Timeout on slot 23 port 0 ahcich7: is 00000000 cs 00000000 ss 00000000 rs 00800000 tfd 50 serr 00000000 cmd 0004cf17 (ada9:ahcich7:0:0:0): READ_DMA. ACB: c8 00 00 ff 02 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 (ada9:ahcich7:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout (ada9:ahcich7:0:0:0): Retrying command ahcich17: Timeout on slot 30 port 0 ahcich17: is 00000000 cs 00000000 ss 00000000 rs 40000000 tfd 50 serr 00000000 cmd 0004c317 (aprobe0:ahcich17:0:0:0): SETFEATURES SET TRANSFER MODE. ACB: ef 03 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 46 00 (aprobe0:ahcich17:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout (aprobe0:ahcich17:0:0:0): Retrying command *** Detection logs: # pciconf -lv ahci1@pci0:4:0:0: class=0x010601 card=0x10601b21 chip=0x06251b21 rev=0x01 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'ASMedia Technology Inc.' class = mass storage subclass = SATA # dmesg pci4: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib4 ahci1: <AHCI SATA controller> mem 0xfdafe000-0xfdafffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci4 ahci1: AHCI v1.31 with 12 6Gbps ports, Port Multiplier not supported ahcich6: <AHCI channel> at channel 0 on ahci1 ahcich7: <AHCI channel> at channel 1 on ahci1 ahcich10: <AHCI channel> at channel 4 on ahci1 ahcich11: <AHCI channel> at channel 5 on ahci1 ahcich12: <AHCI channel> at channel 6 on ahci1 ahcich13: <AHCI channel> at channel 7 on ahci1 ahcich14: <AHCI channel> at channel 8 on ahci1 ahcich15: <AHCI channel> at channel 9 on ahci1 ahcich16: <AHCI channel> at channel 10 on ahci1 ahcich17: <AHCI channel> at channel 11 on ahci1 # devinfo -r pci4 pcib4 bus numbers: 4 ahci1 Interrupt request lines: 0x109 pcib4 memory window: 0xfdafe000-0xfdafffff ahcich6 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe100-0xfdafe17f ahcich7 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe180-0xfdafe1ff ahcich10 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe300-0xfdafe37f ahcich11 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe380-0xfdafe3ff ahcich12 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe400-0xfdafe47f ahcich13 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe480-0xfdafe4ff ahcich14 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe500-0xfdafe57f ahcich15 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe580-0xfdafe5ff ahcich16 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe600-0xfdafe67f ahcich17 I/O memory addresses: 0xfdafe680-0xfdafe6ff PS. please click 'Reply All' when replying, since I am not subscribed to the list, meaning that I cannot easily reply on your reply unless you also send it to my email directly, using 'Reply All'. Thanks! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"