Subject: Re: AIC-7902 and current
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/30/2003 00:32:09
On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 05:20:57PM -0400, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> We just installed a SuperServer 6023P-8R and it turned out to have an on-board 
> AIC-7902.  I notice that there is code in the tree for this device but it 
> doesn't seem to work for either 1.6.1 or the latest snapshop 1.6P.  So, will 
> this work in the next snapshot?  Is there any possibility of backporting this 
> easily to 1.6.1?

You'll need the ahd driver; it was committed at a later time than the snapshot
you're using. I don't know if there are more recent snapshots available.

It has been tested (and worked well) with a U160 disk in a dual Xeon
SuperMicro box. However, attaching a certain type of U320 disk made it
freeze up, apparently. FreeBSD froze too, so it's probably an ahd driver
issue. If it doesn't work, you'll know quickly, though, it won't complete
a boot.

- Frank

Frank van der Linden                                  
NetBSD. Free, Unix-like OS. > 45 different platforms.