[zfs-discuss] Re: use of raid card question

Gordan Bobic gordan.bobic at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 09:59:35 EDT 2012


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On 06/01/2012 02:58 PM, robfantini wrote:
> Hello Andrew
>   I purchased to of these cards.
>   the bios/boot screen shows:
>   LSI SAS-MFI Bios
>   4.27.00 8/18/2011
>
>   linux  is unable to start  [ 2.6.32  or system rescue cd or ubuntu
> 12.04 ]   .
>
>   2.6.32 proxmox hangs at :
>
>   megasas INIT adapter done
>   - pause -
>   udevd[100]: worker [140] unexpectedly returned status 0x0100
> ..
> udevadm settle - timeout of 180 seconds reached. the event queue
> contains:
>   [ then many  /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.4/...    lines ]
> ....
> INDO: task modprobe 11 7 blocked for more then 120 seconds
> ...
>
>   System rescue cd just boots to a busybox type shell.
>
>
> My question - is there something you could suggest to get these
> working?
>
>
> On Apr 13, 7:55 am, Andrew Dunn<andrew.g.d... at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I have these cards and I really do like them (they work great and are
>> very cheap) but there is one thing to be aware of.
>>
>> The MPTSAS driver takes a bit to load up, so on boot your zfs
>> filesystems might not get auto mounted.
>>
>> On Apr 12, 6:17 am, "Niels de Carpentier"<ni... at decarpentier.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>> The best performance boost I gave my ZFS array was to dump the 3ware
>>>> controller and move to a low-spec IBM-branded LSI MegaRaid 9240 one
>>>> (about $300)
>>
>>> The IBMM1015cards (=LSI9240) are cheaply available on ebay and work very
>>> well with ZFS.
>>
>>> Niels



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