Add support for PMC Adaptec HBAs
#6 Updated by Alexander Motin over 4 years ago
Moving mvs(4) to module may still probably surprise some people using it, even though the hardware is 3Gbps SATA at most. ahd(4) is parallel SCSI, so I doubt any FreeNAS user should really bother about either the driver or the conflict, especially since ahd(4) driver seems pas some exclusions especially for this conflict.
Actually looking on sources I can not find a conflict between mvs(4) and pms(4). So either I miss something obvious or the comment is not exactly correct.
#14 Updated by IT IGP about 4 years ago
I tried installing with FreeNAS-11-MASTER-201705120409 from USB on some Asus KGPE-D16 (Bios 3309). As soon as I have plugged in an Adaptec PMC 1000-8i (FW 2.50) during boot/installation it freezes after
run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after xx seconds for xpt_config"
Shouldn't the current snapshot I used already include the driver for this adapter?!
I also tried BIOS default settings with no change. Any setting I should watch out for in particular or might try?
#16 Updated by Alexander Motin about 4 years ago
- Status changed from Unscreened to Screened
Unfortunately I am not sure we can do much about it without having the respective hardware. The questions should be addressed to the driver authors. Generally such behavior usually mean that some HBA driver can not complete the device scan. You may try to disconnect all devices from it and see whether it boot after that.
#17 Updated by IT IGP about 4 years ago
Reply from Microsemi regarding my inquiry:
Currently, there is no plan to continue FreeBSD or Solaris support. It is possible the project manager may include FreeBSD drivers but given the additional test time and low demand it's not likely. You can check with the next update due late June or July but don't expect. No final decision is made but currently no further FreeBSD support is planned.
IMO this is a really nice adapter and its just sad there is no driver support, if anyone has some connections and help persuade them... ;)
#18 Updated by Alexander Motin about 4 years ago
- Status changed from Screened to Resolved
That's a pity it is no longer officially supported. I can't do anything about it without the hardware, and I have no motivation to buy it. If somebody wish to donate me one, I could possibly look on it in my free time, though no guaranties.