Subject: Re: Midrange machine + NetBSD. Comments?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John R. Shannon <email@example.com>
Date: 02/14/2006 04:03:08
Marc Tooley wrote:
> I'm picking up a nice machine for other testing purposes. It'll be
> Tyan Thunder K8W (S2885)
> LSI MegaRAID SATA 300-8X 8PT
> 8 x 250GB Maxtor SATA2/16MB/etc (for the MegaRAID)
> 1 x 250GB SATA2 for multibooted OSes
> 8 GB DDR400, ECC Registered RAM
> 2 x AMD Opteron 246
> .... and basically, I'm wondering whether there's anyone else running
> NetBSD on similar hardware with a useful degree of success?
I'm running a somewhat similar configuration:
2 RAID-LSI1504LP LSI LOGIC LOW PROF 4 PORT
8 HDRV-400WDYR WD 400GB SATA RE2
4 drives per controller
1 HDRV-S36SCLW320 SEAGATE 36GB INT U320/3.5LP 68P 10K
1 CPU -X3.2-1-8-P INTEL XEON 3.2GHZ 800FSB 1M
2 MMD -1G27ERLS35 DDR 1G PC2700 ECC REG
The system is used for a network storage server. The SCSI disk is used
for the system disk. The SATA disks are configured as two RAID 5 arrays.
At the time I ordered the system, the newer LSI raid controllers did
not have driver support.
The system runs well using the AMD64 port. Because I'm only using 2GB of
memory, I can't answer you large memory question.
John R. Shannon