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Date:      Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:46:56 -0700
From:      Sean Bruno <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: Dell H310, JBOD mode "hard error"
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On Sun, 2013-07-14 at 10:23 -0700, Sean Bruno wrote:
> Not sure what to make of this.  I've tested a lot of svn revisions of
> the thunderbolt code, but nothing looks obvious. =20
> When I use a single drive in "SYSPD" mode on a Dell H310 (falcon or
> skinny drake) I get a /dev/mfisyspd0 device.  The JBOD mode *seems* to
> work just fine as long as I don't do multiple things at once to it, e.g.
> single user fsck works, but multiuser things die.
> I get a failure case that emits errors such as:
> g_vfs_done():error 27 in callback
> mfisyspd0p2[READ(offset=3D7176192, length=3D425984)]mfisyspd0: hard error
> error =3D 5
> cmd=3Dread 15360-16383
> error 27 in callback
> g_vfs_done():mfisyspd0: hard error mfisyspd0p2[READ(offset=3D7602176,
> length=3D524288)]cmd=3Dread error =3D 5
> 16384-17407
> error 27 in callback
> g_vfs_done():mfisyspd0: hard error mfisyspd0p2[READ(offset=3D8126464,
> length=3D524288)]cmd=3Dread error =3D 5
> 14560-15359
> error 27 in callback
> g_vfs_done():mfisyspd0: hard error mfisyspd0p2[READ(offset=3D7192576,
> length=3D409600)]cmd=3Dread error =3D 5
> 15360-16383
> Sean

Ah, I see something that Yahoo! does that FreeBSD does not finally.  We
tune MAXPHYS *up* to (512 * 1024) because of performance and available

mfi(4) set's its own (MFI_MAXPHYS) to (128 * 1024) instead of using the
value from sys/param.h  (btw, I don't quite get why, but whatever).

Without a min() check in mfi_syspd.c that mimics the one in mfi_disk.c,
Yahoo code falls over in "SYSPD" mode (mfi(4) real jbod mode).


Index: mfi_syspd.c
--- mfi_syspd.c	(revision 254313)
+++ mfi_syspd.c	(working copy)
@@ -128,7 +128,9 @@
 	sc->pd_disk->d_drv1 =3D sc;
 	sc->pd_disk->d_maxsize =3D sc->pd_controller->mfi_max_io * secsize;
 	sc->pd_disk->d_name =3D "mfisyspd";
-	sc->pd_disk->d_open =3D mfi_syspd_open;
+	sc->pd_disk->d_maxsize =3D min(sc->pd_controller->mfi_max_io * secsize,
+		(sc->pd_controller->mfi_max_sge - 1) * PAGE_SIZE);
 	sc->pd_disk->d_close =3D mfi_syspd_close;
 	sc->pd_disk->d_strategy =3D mfi_syspd_strategy;
 	sc->pd_disk->d_dump =3D mfi_syspd_dump;

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