[PC-BSD Testing] Follow-up on "Upgrade from 8.1 to 8.2-RC2-x64 Failed"
A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Mon Jan 24 14:18:51 PST 2011
On 01/24/2011 4:00 PM, Ian Robinson wrote:
> @ Arthur --
> Thanks for the offer, but I do not have that problem. I created a
> bootable USB stick using HP's utility program and added the flash
> program & updates to firmware & BIOS to the USB.
> @ Kris --
> Since the last report and first follow-up to an upgrade from
> 8.1-RELEASE-x64 to 8.2-RC2-x64 failing on HP xw8200, dual-Xeon, 4GB,
> LSI SCSI disk interface, I have (thanks to Arthur's suggestions):
> (1) confirmed that the computer BIOS is as up-to-date as it can be
> (2) updated the firmware and BIOS for the LSI interface.
> (3) tested the upgrade over PCBSD 8.1 on a second HP xw8200 (which
> failed too)
> Notwithstanding the upgrades, both machines had a kernel panic and a
> reboot during the "removing old files" section of the upgrade
> program. I am not able to provide any further information on the
> kernel panic other than the photo of the screen attached to my
> previous email. The only real difference between the two testing
> computers is the video cards. The 1st xw8200 had an nVidia Geforce
> 9400GT w/ 1024 Mb and the second computer had an nVidia Quadro FX3500
> w/ 256 Mb)
> The common-but-unique-thing about both these failed machines is the
> SCSI interface and disks, which is why I referenced the interface in
> my machine details. I successfully installed PCBSD 8.2-STABLE, and
> upgrades for 8.2-RC1 and 8.2-RC2 on a slightly newer computers (HP
> xw9400) with LSI combo SCSI/SATA interface, but these computers used
> only SATA disks. On the other hand, I wonder how can SCSI hardware be
> the problem because I think FreeBSD has always loved SCSI.
> The LSI adapter info from dmesg: mpt0: <LSILogic 1030 Ultra4 Adapter>
> port 0x5000-0x50ff mem 0xf3000000-0xf30fffff,0xf3100000-0xf31fffff irq
> 30 at device 5.0 on pci2,
> Tonight, I will try a "fresh install" on machine #2, which I expect to
> go well. I will hold off on messing with machine #1 in case Kris
> wants me to test anything.
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
Well, the firmware update was worth a try. In looking over the changes
that went into 8.2 over at the FreeBSD 8.2 TODO page, I don't see
anything that jumps out at me related to LSI, SCSI, CAM or otherwise. It
would suck if some regression got introduced with SCSI support.
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