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Date:      Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:36:23 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 9 on an AMD64 with an LSI SAS controller
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On 10/2/11 11:48 AM, Jukka A. Ukkonen wrote:
> Greetings all,
> Roughly a week ago I sent to this mailing list a question about
> problems with installing FreeBSD 9 on an AMD64 system.
> It seems that I now know the reason why booting from the install CD
> failed. When buying the system I had not paid enough attention to
> the fact that the SAS controller on the motherboard is a new LSI
> SAS2008-IR which would need the mps driver. I had been assuming
> that since there is an LSI controller on the motherboard the older
> mpt driver should work.
> The mps driver, which would be needed for the SAS2008 series is
> still relatively new work in progress, is apparently not part of
> the GENERIC kernel used for the install kits.
> The next obvious question in my mind is: "Are these new SAS2008
> series controllers now becoming common as the default SAS chips
> on motherboards?"
> If so, until the mps driver matures enough it might be better for
> everybody to check before selecting a motherboard that the SAS
> controller on it will work with the older mpt driver.

mps has been backported to the 8.x branch from 9.x several months ago.

AFAIK, it's included in GENERIC, there is no reason it wouldn't be.

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