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Date:      Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:25:15 -0400
From:      Douglas Gilbert <dgilbert@interlog.com>
To:        "McConnell, Stephen" <Stephen.McConnell@lsi.com>,  "Desai, Kashyap" <Kashyap.Desai@lsi.com>, Michael Fuckner <michael@fuckner.net>,  FreeBSD-SCSI <freebsd-scsi@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: LSI 9300-4i4e support
Message-ID:  <524B4BCB.5050503@interlog.com>
In-Reply-To: <A5E537D8E1B0EF499D49E9AE3E3458FE01B0C63AD4@cosmail03.lsi.com>
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On 13-10-01 04:03 PM, McConnell, Stephen wrote:
> Hi Doug, Thanks for the update.  As Kashyap noted, the issue with bunches of messages has been fixed in our pre-GCA version.  The reason that we have not added the 9.1 driver version to our zip is that it needs to go through our testing procedure first.  It is scheduled to be released before the end of the year.  9.2 will need to go through the same process and I don't know when that's going to be finalized yet.
>
> As far as getting mpslsi3 upstream, I don't know exactly what's going to happen at this point.  We (LSI) are trying to convince the FreeBSD community that the Gen2 and Gen3 drivers need to be separated and we're getting a little understandable resistance.  LSI separated these drivers quite a while and it's unlikely that we'll merge Gen2 and Gen3 functionality back into one driver.  So, we need come up with some solution.

To summarize (please correct me if need be) for LSI
SAS HBAs as things stand now:

LSI      FreeBSD    Linux       T10         Legacy
----------------------------------------------------------
Gen1     mpt        mptsas **   G2 (3 Gbps), G1 (1.5 Gbps)
Gen2     mps        mpt2sas     G3 (6 Gbps), G2, G1
Gen3     mpslsi3    mpt3sas     G4 (12 Gbps), G3, G2 ***
Gen4     ???        ???         G5 (24 Gbps), ???


**  the mptsas driver was placed in its own subsystem
     under drivers/message/fusion . Sense prevailed and
     mpt2sas and mpt3sas were put in the Linux SCSI
     subsystem

*** so LSI Gen3 SAS HBAs can't talk to the first generation
     of SATA drives that run at 1.5 Gbps

Doug Gilbert


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Gilbert [mailto:dgilbert@interlog.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 9:03 AM
> To: Desai, Kashyap; Michael Fuckner; FreeBSD-SCSI
> Cc: McConnell, Stephen
> Subject: Re: LSI 9300-4i4e support
>
> Yesterday I did an upgrade from 9.1 release to 9.2 release on a system with a LSI 9300-4i4e in it and a SAS disk attached to the 4i4e holding the rootfs. That worked albeit with the same CAM status error flood during each boot.
>
> So the mpslsi3 driver for 9.0 release provided by LSI works (with some noise) for 9.1 release and 9.2 release.
>
> Doug Gilbert
>
>
> On 13-09-30 06:55 AM, Desai, Kashyap wrote:
>> Michael:
>>
>> LSI 9300 card will work with <mpslsi3> driver which you have posted here from lsi's external site works for you.
>>
>> Prints which you have pointed for CAM status error are resolved in our latest driver, but still not posted to external site because we are waiting for Internal driver GA.
>>
>> Regarding upstream submission of <mpslsi3> I have seen that Steve McConnnell is working with Ken D Merry to get driver inbox.
>>
>> Added Steve M.. to give you more insight on mpslsi3 inbox.
>>
>> ` Kashyap
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-freebsd-scsi@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>>> scsi@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Michael Fuckner
>>> Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:07 PM
>>> To: dgilbert@interlog.com; FreeBSD-SCSI
>>> Subject: Re: LSI 9300-4i4e support
>>>
>>> Or even add support for 9.2 which will be released tomorrow.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>     Michael!
>>>
>>> On 9/29/2013 5:55 PM, Douglas Gilbert wrote:
>>>> The mpslsi3.ko modules provided by LSI in their support pages for
>>>> the 9300-4i4e does work in 9.1 Release sufficiently well to bring up
>>>> the system.
>>>>
>>>> There is no sensible report about it discovering this HBA in dmesg,
>>>> just a thousand or so of these:
>>>>      kernel: (probe1022:mpslsi30:0:1023:0): INQUIRY. CDB: 12 0 0 0 24 0
>>>>      kernel: (probe1022:mpslsi30:0:1023:0): CAM status: Invalid
>>>> Target
>>> ID
>>>>      kernel: (probe1022:mpslsi30:0:1023:0): Error 22, Unretryable
>>>> error
>>>>
>>>> But it does get there in the end.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> LSI, if you are reading this, why not add 9.1 Release to your driver
>>>> support zip file for the 9300 family?
>>>>
>>>> Doug Gilbert
>>>>
>>>> On 13-09-29 03:35 AM, Michael Fuckner wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> did you try the driver provided by lsi? It seems to be for FreeBSD
>>>>> 9.0, but perhaps it is also working.
>>>>> http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/LSISAS9300-4i4e
>>>>> .a
>>>>> spx
>>>>> ->
>>>>> Support & Downloads -> Driver -> FreeBSD?
>>>>> Seems like 12GBit is not supported inbox right now- I am still
>>>>> waiting for my 12GBit HBA Card :( Regards,
>>>>>     Michael!
>>>>>
>>>>>    > Douglas Gilbert <dgilbert@interlog.com> hat am 28. September
>>>>> 2013 um 22:27 geschrieben:
>>>>>    >
>>>>>    >
>>>>>    > I've noticed that 9.1 does not recognize a LSI 9300-4i4e  > SAS
>>>>> HBA (relatively new: 12 Gbps). Do any more recent  > RCs or betas
>>>>> have support for it?
>>>>>    >
>>>>>    > Doug Gilbert
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