You can build a 6.0 or 5.4 kernel if you really want, with the 3ware
drivers, but 6.0-beta4 is just as good, probably better.  Or
wait for 6.1

You get the 3ware drivers from the freebsd cvsup.  3ware had some brains
at least, they do not host their freebsd drivers on their own ftp server,
they use the cvs server for FreeBSD.


>-----Original Message-----
>[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Erik Trulsson
>Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 2:17 PM
>To: Huy Ton That
>Subject: Re: 3ware 9550SX-8LP RAID help
>On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 04:35:18PM -0500, Huy Ton That wrote:
>> Hello I just purchased a new server and was installing FBSD.
>It currently
>> has 2 internal harddrives which are working and mountable.
>> there are 3 hotswappable hdds which are connected to a 3ware
>9550sx-8LP raid
>> 5/0 controller card.  Everything has been configured properly
>within the
>> controller's bios.  However, the controller is not detected
>during boot
>> time.
>> I found out that the 'twa' drivers should take care of this, and after
>> consulting the online manpages I saw...  however it said
>FreeBSD 7.0 below
>> at the bottom of the online manpage...
>As can be seen in the link, that is the manpage for 7-CURRENT.
>>      The *twa* driver supports the following SATA RAID controllers:
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500S-4LP
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500S-8
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500S-8MI
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500S-12
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500S-12MI
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-4LP
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-8LP
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-12
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-12MI
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9500SX-16ML
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-4LP
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-8LP
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-12
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-12MI
>>      *·*      AMCC's 3ware 9550SX-16ML
>> The odd thing is that when I do man twa locally on the
>machine, this is all
>> I have on my list:
>>      o   AMCC's 3ware 9500S-4LP
>>      o   AMCC's 3ware 9500S-8
>>      o   AMCC's 3ware 9500S-8MI
>>      o   AMCC's 3ware 9500S-12
>>      o   AMCC's 3ware 9500S-12MI
>> Is this just what is supported for FreeBSD 6.0?
>Yes, that is all the devices that twa supported when 6.0 was made.
>Support for the 95x0SX cards have been added since.
>The upcoming 6.1 should support all the devices that 7-CURRENT supports.
>> I don't know what else to do, does anyone know how to get
>this recognized?
>> I've spent all morning trying to get this figured out :/.
>Try one of the 6.1 betas.  It ought to work.
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