Subject: Re: XEN0 and RAID (What I really wanted)
To: Tonnerre LOMBARD <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/03/2006 21:38:57
On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 06:39:09PM +0100, Tonnerre LOMBARD wrote:
> Salut,
> Currently, I'm trying to install NetBSD/XEN0 on a machine and I am facing the
> problem that apparently the RAID isn't available as a boot device (i.e. isn't
> detected properly) under XEN0. The kernel is NetBSD 3.0's default XEN0 kernel,
> and the machine is a Dell PowerEdge 2500 with onboard RAID (aac).
> The relevant parts of dmesg duing a Non-XEN bootup:
> aac0 at pci1 dev 2 function 1: Dell PERC 3/Di
> aac0: interrupting at irq 5
> aac0: i960RX at 100MHz, 126MB mem (118MB cache), optional battery present
> aac0: Kernel 2.7-0 [Build 3153], Monitor 2.7-0 [Build 3153], S/N BC10D2
> aac0: Controller supports: 55c<WCACHE,DATA64,HOSTTIME,WINDOW4GB,SOFTERR,SGMAP64>
> ld0 at aac0 unit 0: RAID 5
> ld0: 69425 MB, 8850 cyl, 255 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 142182912 sectors
> Any idea why the thing doesn't turn up on XEN boots? I'll try further booting
> the beast and discovering more boot messages, but it doesn't really scroll,
> because the thing isn't wscons at the point. But well.

aac isn't in 3.0's XEN0 file. You have to add it.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference