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Hi, there are a new generation of Dell RAID card called Dell H700, it supports few RAID configurations including RAID5 which I need to setup in my new server.

did somebody have installed OpenBSD or FreeBSD with such hardware? Or do you know if its compatible with OpenBSD or FreeBSD ?

Note: I know that the PERC 5i and 6i are compatible but have no idea about these new H700 hardware cards!

thanks in advance!!

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Per http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=127014894512651&w=2 the H700 was added to OpenBSD's mfi(4) driver on the 1st day of April this year.

This was after 4.7-release. You will need to run -current.
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Great! I have the 4.6 so will download the 4.7 right away!

One more question, sorry for my ignorance but will that driver load in a default cd boot? or should I tweak something?
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He said it was added after the 4.7 release, so you'll need to either use snapshots or wait for 4.8... if you're a programmer, backporting might be an option, but that's entirely unsupported.

As for your other question, drivers are part of the generic kernel.. they're not modular in OpenBSD.
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There is a snapshot iso located at /pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/i386/install47.iso dated on /7/2010 10:12:00 AM do you think that it could contain that driver?

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There is a snapshot iso located at /pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/i386/install47.iso dated on /7/2010 10:12:00 AM do you think that it could contain that driver?

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my typo, it is dated on 7/7/2010
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Please read FAQ 5.1. You need to understand what -current is, and what a snapshot is. All your questions should be answered.
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I will try the snapshot. Thanks!!!
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One more question, sorry for my ignorance but will that driver load in a default cd boot? or should I tweak something?
It just so happens that some drivers are not in the RAMDISK kernel used for install, due to space limitations.

But in this case, mfi(4) is included in the full (used on the CD) RAMDISK kernel.
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It just so happens that some drivers are not in the RAMDISK kernel used for install, due to space limitations.

But in this case, mfi(4) is included in the full (used on the CD) RAMDISK kernel.
Right, that's an important note..

One thing that should be mentioned, the RAMDISK_CD kernel is not exactly the "full" RAMDISK kernel, that would be the one on the FTP mirrors, it does have some devices compiled into it that RAMDISK_CD does not.
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What about the Dell PERC 6/i is it supported too? (either in 4.7 or snapshot?)

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Please click on the mfi(4) man page link above. Please.
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