On Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at 01:22AM, "Dan Mahoney, System Admin" <[EMAIL
>On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, John Nielsen wrote:
>Apologies for top-posting.
>I've made some progress with this, but as I suspected, I'm screwed on
>"namespace collision". I.e. I am unable to load a version of twa.ko that
>supports my 3ware card because a previous version of twa.ko that does not
>support it is already in the generic kernel. Changing the name of the
>loadable doesn't help, either.
>It looks like I might have to make my own release, and my own ISO, using
>the driver source from the 3ware site.
>Does anyone have an easier way of doing this?
>I've already emailed Scott Long asking about the possibility of the
>inclusion of the new twa driver in the next FreeBSD, but I fear we're too
>far down the release process, so it could be a YEAR before there's a
>RELEASE that supports it.
When I was dealing with this issue on my own server, the solution I used
(which may or may not work for you) is that I took a cheep old IDE drive
and plugged it into the built in IDE controller on my motherboard.
I installed to and booted off this drive, installed the updated .ko to the
IDE drive's installation. Now the 9550's arrays showed up, so I used
dump/restore to move the working installation onto the 9550's
partitions, shutdown, pulled the IDE drive out, and booted off the
9550's partitions and all was well.
Like I say, it may or may not work for you depending on if you have
an IDE controller someplace or an empty PCI slot that you could
use to set things up with.
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