IDE RAID

Paul Civati paul at xciv.org
Fri Nov 8 21:37:03 GMT 2002


I wrote:

> > > My chosen hardware supplier has Promise FastTrack100 Lite in their
> > > build, not investigated yet if this will work with FreeBSD..
> > 
> > Got one of these somewhere. I believe there's a driver in -CURRENT
> > for this, not heard anything about an MFC.
> 
> Having done some more research this should be supported in the last
> few 4.x releases through the standard ata driver.  The above is an
> on (mother)board version of their 100 TX2 controller AFAICS.

To follow up..

Indeed it works fine, probed and installed with 4.7-RELEASE without
needing to do any jiggery pokery.

# dmesg
[..]
atapci0: <Promise TX2 ATA133 controller> port 0xd000-0xd00f,0xcc00-0xcc03,
 0xc800-0xc807,0xc400-0xc403,0xc000-0xc007 mem 0xe2040000-0xe2043fff irq 11
 at device 4.0 on pci2
[..]
ar0: 58174MB <ATA RAID1 array> [7416/255/63] status: READY subdisks:
 0 READY ad4: 58644MB <Maxtor 6Y060L0> [119150/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA133
 1 READY ad6: 58644MB <Maxtor 6Y060L0> [119150/16/63] at ata3-master UDMA133

# pciconf -lv
[..]
atapci0 at pci2:4:0: class=0x010485 card=0x1275105a chip=0x5275105a rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Promise Technology'
    device   = 'PDC20276 Ultra133 TX2/FastTrak TX Lite EIDE Controller'
    class    = mass storage
    subclass = RAID

# atacontrol status 0
ar0: ATA RAID1 subdisks: ad4 ad6 status: READY

Simply installed using 'ar0' as the disk device (not ad4/ad6).

-Paul-





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