On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 22:44:01 -0300 (ADT) User Freebsd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Seems to me like the best solution is to boykott Adaptec like OpenBSD did. > > 'k, I finally got ahold of someone @ adaptec, and the official word seems > to be: > > "FreeBSD 6 is not officially supported for the "GDT" based ICP RAID > controllers. Nevertheless the inbox driver should work." > > Great, well, the inbox driver doesn't work with FreeBSD 6.x, and support > doesn't exist to get it fixed, mainly since, as most ppl here know, the > specs are closed, so even a non-Adaptec person can't do much to fix the > problem(s) ... > > For those that haven't been following the discussion on this, the iir(4) > driver in FreeBSD 6.x appears to have a deadlock issue under medium to > heavy load, where the 'blocked' state just continues to rise until file > accesses just no longer work ... > > So, if you are running a server that is using the iir(4) device driver and > are considering upgrading to FreeBSD 6.x and beyond, or are looking to > build a new machine using a device that relies on this driver, do so at > your own peril ... > > Please note that this deadlock issue exists on *both* the ICP Vortex > cards, *and* the Intel based RAID controllers ... > > If anyone from Adaptec is out there and is actually interested in seeing > this problem fixed, *please* let me know ... I have three servers, all > three exhibiting this problem, and one of them is fully loaded with the > kernel debug stuff so that I can (I think) give you almost *anything* you > want in the way of information concerning the problem ... > > > ---- > Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org) > Email . [EMAIL PROTECTED] MSN . [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Yahoo . yscrappy Skype: hub.org ICQ . 7615664 > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"