[PC-BSD Testing] Loader and USB3

Dewey Hylton dewey.hylton at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 13:41:28 PDT 2012




> From: "N V" <VaNs9 at yandex.ru>
> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 3:36:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Loader and USB3
> 
> Hi.
> 
> Do you mean if connect it as a usual drive? Well, it works just ok. I
> connected it to the plain FreeBSD 9.0, not the PC-BSD, because
> PC-BSD is on this external drive. But there should be no difference.
> There were some rare cases when I've got system hang if the external
> drive has been connected but I can't remember what was it, because
> no this hangs are gone. May be I can force system to hang doing some
> hot-plugs. If i success hanging the system I'll report. :)
> 
> Regards,
> Vans.
> 
> 12.10.2012, 22:38, "Dewey Hylton" <dewey.hylton at gmail.com>:
> >>  From: "N V" <VaNs9 at yandex.ru>
> >>  To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> >>  Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 2:02:52 PM
> >>  Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Loader and USB3
> >>
> >>  Hi.
> >>
> >>  I have got external USB3 hard drive. Have to mention that if it's
> >>  plugged in motherboards USB 3 port then system won't boot. Seems
> >>  that bios informs loader (I mean boot0) about drive but loader
> >>  itself can't proceed, like it can't access the drive/partition.
> >>  If
> >>  the drive is plugged in the USB 2 the boot proceeds ok. I don't
> >>  know
> >>  if it is a real issue. It may be a motherboard problem. I don't
> >>  have
> >>  another hardware with USB 3 to test.
> >>  Maybe we should mention it somewhere.
> >>
> >>  Regards,
> >>  Vans.
> >
> > what happens, after your machine is up and running, if you connect
> > your usb3 drive to your usb3 motherboard port? in that scenario
> > with
> > my particular configuration, the machine seems to just hang - right
> > up
> > until i unplug the usb3 drive, at which time everything just
> > resumes
> > like nothing ever happened.

hopefully you're testing pcbsd 9.1-rc2; and if so, then there are indeed
differences from freebsd 9.0 ... when connected to your 9.0-release machine,
are you using the xhci driver and actually seeing usb3 connectivity/speed?


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