FreeBSD/sparc64 5.0-CURRENT Hardware Notes

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Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Supported Systems
2.1 Fully Supported Systems
2.2 Partially Supported Systems
2.3 Unsupported Systems
3 Supported Devices
3.1 Disk Controllers
3.2 Ethernet Interfaces
3.3 FDDI Interfaces
3.4 ATM Interfaces
3.5 Wireless Network Interfaces
3.6 Miscellaneous Networks
3.7 ISDN Interfaces
3.8 Serial Interfaces
3.9 Audio Devices
3.10 Camera and Video Capture Devices
3.11 USB Devices
3.12 IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Devices
3.13 Bluetooth Devices
3.14 Cryptographic Accelerators
3.15 Miscellaneous

1 Introduction

This document contains the hardware compatibility notes for FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT on the UltraSPARC hardware platform (also referred to as FreeBSD/sparc64 5.0-CURRENT). It lists devices known to work on this platform, as well as some notes on boot-time kernel customization that may be useful when attempting to configure support for new devices.

Note: This document includes information specific to the UltraSPARC hardware platform. Versions of the hardware compatibility notes for other architectures will differ in some details.

2 Supported Systems

This section describes the systems currently known to be supported by FreeBSD on the UltraSPARC platform. For background information on the various hardware designs see the Sun System Handbook.

SMP is supported on all systems with more than 1 processor.

If you have a system that is not listed here it may work but has not been tested. If so, please try it and let us know about it.

2.1 Fully Supported Systems

The following systems are fully supported by FreeBSD.

  • Blade 100

  • Enterprise 220R

  • Enterprise 250

  • Enterprise 420R

  • Fire V100

  • Fire V120

  • Netra t1 105

  • Netra T1 AC200/DC200

  • Netra t 1100

  • Netra t 1120

  • Netra t 1125

  • Netra t 1400/1405

  • Netra 120

  • Netra X1

  • SPARCEngine Ultra AXi

  • SPARCEngine Ultra AXmp

  • Ultra 5

  • Ultra 10

  • Ultra 30

  • Ultra 60

  • Ultra 80

2.2 Partially Supported Systems

The following systems are partially supported by FreeBSD. In particular the onboard scsi controller in sbus systems is not supported.

  • Enterprise 4500

  • Ultra 1E

  • Ultra 2

2.3 Unsupported Systems

The following systems are not supported by FreeBSD. This may be due to lack of processor support (UltraSPARC III), due to a quirk in the system design that makes FreeBSD unstable, or due to lack of support for sufficient onboard devices to make FreeBSD generally useful.

  • All systems containing UltraSPARC III processor(s).

  • Enterprise 450

  • Ultra 1

3 Supported Devices

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This section describes the devices currently known to be supported by with FreeBSD on the UltraSPARC platform. Other configurations may also work, but simply have not been tested yet. Feedback, updates, and corrections to this list are encouraged.

Where possible, the drivers applicable to each device or class of devices is listed. If the driver in question has a manual page in the FreeBSD base distribution (most should), it is referenced here.

3.1 Disk Controllers

IDE/ATA controllers ( ata(4) driver)

  • Acard ATP850 UDMA2, ATP860 UDMA4, ATP865 UDMA6

  • AMD 756 ATA66, 766 ATA100, 768 ATA100

  • Cenatek Rocket Drive

  • CMD 646, 648 ATA66, and 649 ATA100

  • Cypress 82C693

  • Cyrix 5530 ATA33

  • HighPoint HPT366 ATA66, HPT370 ATA100, HPT372 ATA133, HPT374 ATA133

  • Intel PIIX, PIIX3, PIIX4

  • Intel ICH ATA66, ICH2 ATA100, ICH3 ATA100, ICH4 ATA100

  • nVidia nForce ATA100

  • Promise ATA100 OEM chip (pdc20265)

  • Promise ATA133 OEM chip (pdc20269)

  • Promise Fasttrak-33, -66, -100, -100 TX2/TX4, -133 TX2/TX2000

  • Promise Ultra-33, -66, -100, -133 TX2/TX2000

  • ServerWorks ROSB4 ATA33

  • ServerWorks CSB5 ATA66/ATA100

  • Sil 0680 UDMA6

  • SiS 530, 540, 620

  • SiS 630, 633, 635, 645, 730, 733, 735, 740, 745, 750

  • SiS 5591 ATA100

  • VIA 82C586 ATA33, 82C596 ATA66, 82C686a ATA66, 82C686b ATA100

  • VIA 8233, 8235 ATA133

LSI/SymBios (formerly NCR) 53C810, 53C810a, 53C815, 53C825, 53C825a, 53C860, 53C875, 53C875a, 53C876, 53C885, 53C895, 53C895a, 53C896, 53C1010-33, 53C1010-66, 53C1000, 53C1000R PCI SCSI controllers, either embedded on motherboard or on add-on boards ( ncr(4) and sym(4) drivers)

  • ASUS SC-200, SC-896

  • Data Technology DTC3130 (all variants)

  • DawiControl DC2976UW

  • Diamond FirePort (all)

  • NCR cards (all)

  • Symbios cards (all)

  • Tekram DC390W, 390U, 390F, 390U2B, 390U2W, 390U3D, and 390U3W

  • Tyan S1365

Qlogic controllers and variants ( isp(4) driver)

  • Qlogic 1020, 1040 SCSI and Ultra SCSI host adapters

  • Qlogic 1240 dual Ultra SCSI controllers

  • Qlogic 1080 Ultra2 LVD and 1280 Dual Ultra2 LVD controllers

  • Qlogic 12160 Ultra3 LVD controllers

  • Qlogic 2100 and Qlogic 2200 Fibre Channel SCSI controllers

  • Qlogic 2300 and Qlogic 2312 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel SCSI controllers

  • Performance Technology SBS440 ISP1000 variants

  • Performance Technology SBS450 ISP1040 variants

  • Performance Technology SBS470 ISP2100 variants

  • Antares Microsystems P-0033 ISP2100 variants

LSI Logic Fusion/MP architecture Fiber Channel controllers (mpt driver)

  • LSI FC909, FC929

  • LSI 53c1020, 53c1030

With all supported SCSI controllers, full support is provided for SCSI-I, SCSI-II, and SCSI-III peripherals, including hard disks, optical disks, tape drives (including DAT, 8mm Exabyte, Mammoth, and DLT), medium changers, processor target devices and CD-ROM drives. WORM devices that support CD-ROM commands are supported for read-only access by the CD-ROM drivers (such as cd(4)). WORM/CD-R/CD-RW writing support is provided by cdrecord(1), which is a part of the sysutils/cdrtools port in the Ports Collection.

The following CD-ROM type systems are supported at this time:

  • SCSI interface (also includes ProAudio Spectrum and SoundBlaster SCSI) ( cd(4))

  • ATAPI IDE interface ( acd(4))

3.2 Ethernet Interfaces

Sun HME and QFE Ethernet NICs (hme driver)

Sun GEM (Gigabit Ethernet) and ERI (Fast Ethernet) NICs (gem driver)

3.8 Serial Interfaces

Serial ports based on the SAB82532 serial chip (sab driver)

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