Hi Luke,

> It is very important with the 3Ware cards to match the driver to the
> firmware revision.
> So, if you can get your “dd bigfile” test to write data at 50MB/s+
> with a blocksize of 8KB, you should be doing well enough.

I recompiled my kernel, added the driver and:

[EMAIL PROTECTED]:~$ dmesg | grep 3w
3ware 9000 Storage Controller device driver for Linux v2.26.03.019fw.
scsi4 : 3ware 9000 Storage Controller
3w-9xxx: scsi4: Found a 3ware 9000 Storage Controller at 0xfd8ffc00,
IRQ: 28.
3w-9xxx: scsi4: Firmware FE9X, BIOS BE9X, Ports:

[EMAIL PROTECTED]:~/tmp$ dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=8k count=1000000
1000000+0 records in
1000000+0 records out
8192000000 bytes transferred in 200.982055 seconds (40759858 bytes/sec)

Which is an remarkable increase in speed (38.9 MB/sec vs 25.7 MB/sec).

Thanks for your suggestions.


Joost Kraaijeveld
Askesis B.V.
Molukkenstraat 14
6524NB Nijmegen
tel: 024-3888063 / 06-51855277
fax: 024-3608416
web: www.askesis.nl 

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