Subject: Re: Inquiry on IBM ServeRAID 7k Ultra 320 SCSI
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/01/2007 17:26:30
At Fri, 2 Mar 2007 00:41:32 +0800 (PHT),
Joseph A. Dacuma wrote:
> We have here an IBM xSeries 346 server. It comes shipped with IBM
> ServeRAID 7k Ultra 320 SCSI (made by Adaptec). I'm wondering if theres a
> chance that this controller be supported on NetBSD 4.0's release?
> The aforesaid machine currently runs fine after several months with heavy
> I/O testing on FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE. On FreeBSD, the driver for ServeRaid
> controllers is ips.

It's good to hear the the recent ips(4) driver does support that
I bought a bunch of ultra-cheap surplus older ServeRAID boards a while
ago with the intention of handing them out to anyone who would be
interested in porting the ips(4) driver from FreeBSD to NetBSD, but as
yet I've not got a round tuit for that job.  :-)  I've still got them if
anyone's interested.

I too would like to have the option of using NetBSD on the newer IBM
xSeries servers with their onboard ServeRAID controllers.

						Greg A. Woods

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