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freenas and lsi

my old poor LSI 9211-8i RAID card, that was powering my cache NAS server, decided to die. my spare 9261-8i, to my complete suprise, was halting FreeNAS at the boot… and i was not able initially to troubleshoot the problem. it was dropping mysterious timeout errors: mfi0: COMMAND 0xfffffe000150dc08 TIMEOUT AFTER 59 SECONDS mfi0: COMMAND 0xfffffe000150dc90 TIMEOUT AFTER 59 SECONDS mfi0: COMMAND 0xfffffe000150dc18 TIMEOUT AFTER 59 SECONDS run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config my google-fu immediately shown me some potential solutions, but they were totally random nad kind of voodoo-magic (“disable Firewire controller! Read more →