HP DL360G4 Smart Array 6i issue
During USB boot DragonFly BSD 2.4.1 AMD64 hangs on a HP DL360 G4 with the
following (last) message:
"ciss0:<HP Smart Array 6i> port 0x4000-0x40ff mem 0xfdf80000-0xfdfbfff,
0xfdff0000-0xfdff1fff irq5 at device 1.0 on pci2"
This is the SCSI version of the HP DL360 G4 series.
I have currently three of these machines and they all run without issues on
FreeBSD 8.0 AMD64
If you need any log files from FreeBSD operation, contact me.
#2 Updated by tuxillo over 6 years ago
Could you please also try to boot with the lastest AMD64 ISO image. You can grab
#3 Updated by Graaf_van_Vlaanderen over 6 years ago
I just tested the latest version and it works now.
However I can not start the 'installer' because of a read only issue:
"/usr/sbin/installer cannot create /tmp/ps.txt read only file system."
For the same reason I cannot bring up the Broadcom NICs and cannot create
network connections, hence I needed to mount a USB stick to transfer the info
I attached a couple of files that might be helpful for you:
dmesg -a; sysctl -a and camcontrol devlist
To summarize: the machine is a HP DL360 G4 with 8GB and two 3GHz 1MB cache HT
CPU's. If you need more info feel free to ask.
#4 Updated by swildner over 6 years ago
It's because you are using a USB image and the file system somehow got dirty
I think you can do several things:
1) Just dd the img once more and try again (maybe set write protection on the
2) Login as root and do fsck /dev/da8s1a. When it's finished, reboot cleanly
using "shutdown -r now".
#6 Updated by swildner over 6 years ago
It turned out that our USB images don't run fsck but / is mounted read/write.
I've committed a fix for that:
#7 Updated by Graaf_van_Vlaanderen over 6 years ago
I took another USB-stick (which didn't want to boot), cleared (newfs) it and
moved the image to it.
Then I booted the stick and saw the same type of errors as with the other stick.
Then I performed what was recommmended: fsck /dev/da8s1 and rebooted with
# shutdown -r now
I could run the installer and successfully installed (with HammerFS) on the
Currently the main issue is trying to make a network connection. This fails
completely. Polling doesn't help. In FreeBSD this machine works fine with both
interfaces in laggproto. Here bge0 gives 'no carrier', while bge1 is so called
'active'. In no cases I can reach the default router in other words the outer
world. Enabling DHCP creates a time out. I guess something is wrong with the
drivers of these NICs.
#9 Updated by Graaf_van_Vlaanderen over 6 years ago
I just tried this morning with the 32-bit version but with little success.
The same behavior and errors appear.
I will also try on a HP DL320 G5, since the Broadcom NICs are different (at
least 200Mb/s faster than those in HP DL360G4)
Additionally I will try to add a PCI NIC in the DL360 G4.
By the way how can I see multiple CPUs in 'top'? The '-M' option doesn't seem to
#10 Updated by Graaf_van_Vlaanderen over 6 years ago
Some extra feedback:
HP DL360 G4:
Adding another NIC failed and made the system hang. I think this is a hardware
issue. The NIC is a D-Link 528T PCI gigabit ethernet adapter which I inserted
into a PCI-X slot.
HP DL320 G5:
I couldn't test those Broadcom NICs, since I ran into the well known 'mountroot'
#12 Updated by Graaf_van_Vlaanderen over 6 years ago
Yes, I have seen this issue for both i86 and amd64, this on the HP DL320 G5
which uses SATA as HDs.
I used to see this issue also with CD-ROM boot of DragonFly 2.4.1. on the HP
DL360 G4 (SCSI). I did not see this issue when booting through USB-stick with
the snap shots of last week.
#13 Updated by elekktretterr over 6 years ago
> Emmanuel De Paepe <email@example.com> added the comment:
> Yes, I have seen this issue for both i86 and amd64, this on the HP DL320
> which uses SATA as HDs.
I had a similar/same issue with where boot froze while initializing ciss.
I saw this problem on x86_64 but I believe it was fixed a month ago or so
in this commit: