I am happy to see that LSI is actually maintaining and publishing a driver for the 9211-8i card (the mps driver).
If you use 8.3-RELEASE, the driver you receive is:
mps0: Firmware: 07.00.00.00, Driver: 13.00.00.00-fbsd
But I see that there is a newer 13.x driver on their website. However, they only provide a kernel module - which means I would need to remove mps which is nicely compiled into my kernel, and run a module instead.
is there any way to get the newest mps driver code into my kernel, or do I need to revert to a module ?
I also wonder about any kind of drive blink functionality ... support at LSI has conceded that this is either missing or broken - they seemed to think it was a bug in the current driver, but I don't see that it is a function at all.
Is anyone here blinking disks in any way with mps based cards ? We really like to have some kind of positive ID on disks when we remove them, etc.
If the disk fails completely and the LED is off, I guess that's easy, but if it's still running, a solid LED is indistinguishable from an extremely busy disk, which also looks solid.
Any thoughts ?
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