Ross wrote: > I am going to buy DL140 G3 (NHP-SATA) and I want FreeBSD on it. I found some > reports of boot loader crashes, disk and ethernet performance issues among > with this PR: > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=i386/78339 > Most of that happened with 5.x and 6.x. Has anyone had any problems with > 7.0-RELEASE on it?
We've a number of these machines running 7.0 -- they're generally fine, except: *) There's no way of monitoring the status of the built-in mpt RAID (so we just configure it as a pair of drives and use gmirror) *) Disk IO performance is pretty bad unless you set hw.mpt.enable_sata_wc=1 in /boot/loader.conf -- but be aware this could potentially lead to data loss given certain scenarios. (I think this is no worse than the other types of drive where write caching is enabled by default under FreeBSD but ICBW) You might find the [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list of interest. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. Flat 3 7 Priory Courtyard PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW, UK _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"