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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    In attachment the driver.
    I hope someone can use it.

    Cheers
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    Some extra info about the use of TX8660:


    Looks stable in HBA mode (copied 6TB without problems, rebuild array 4 times)
    DOES NOT SUPPORT hotplugging disks, all disks will be detached:frown:
    ...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    I only get it to work in HBA mode. Since there is totally no support from Promise, I don't expect it ever to work.

    Concerning software raid : check out...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    That's correct. I just put my software raid 5x1TB drives from the mainboard sata to the tx8660 for testing purposes.
    Booted the server and the software raid starts up without any problems.
    That's...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    I looked also at the LSI SAS1068E Chip based cards, but found to many problems on the forums with stability with mdadm and smartctl.
    I'm keeping this card (bought it on ebay for half price)
    My...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    Joerg,

    I contacted support today and did not even receive the driver to compile myself.
    NO linux support sir, Suse and Redhat only.
    SO I didn't bother any further...

    Hmm, this will be my...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    No heat problems, all the drives are WD green and they run all at 36C, 39C on heavy disk access.
    I have 2 backplanes of 5 disks each and each backplane is custom cooled by a silent 80mm fan.
    The 2...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    No specials tools for testing:
    I'm first going to do some basics like formatting the drives, copying some 2TB of data around.
    Some mdadm tests to see how it reacts with the controller on drive...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    Some progress made....

    If you put the controller in SAS HBA MODE then it WORKS! (alt-F on boot)
    Well it doesn't do a kernel panic and I can see the drive connected to the controller.
    I'm doing...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    If you do contact support, first do the following:


    remove all disks from the controller
    do insmod of t8sas
    poweroff
    attach the disks
    boot
    after the grub screen press ESC so that the...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    Compiling went ok, just the same warning as you had.

    I can do an insmod of t8sas ONLY if there are no disks connected to the controller.
    If I try to do it when there is a disk connected, I hear...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Promise FastTrack TX8660, TX4660, TX8668

    Hi there,
    I am in the process of installing this card in Ubuntu 10.04 lts.

    Can you send me the sourcecode, I need it also.
    I'll try and build it.
    Mail it to braky @ dommel.be

    I think the...
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