[rescue] Bootable Sun Firmware for PCI-X LSI1068 SAS ?

Romain Dolbeau romain at dolbeau.org
Thu Jul 2 06:55:30 CDT 2020


I just got a SunBlade 2500 that works OK (Linux logs cache parity
error, so that may not last... but so far so good). Also the XVR-600
doesn't seem very well supported in Linux, might have to
(down|up)grade to a XVR-100.

As SCA drives are old and small, I'd like to use a PCI-X SAS board
using a LSI1068 chipset. Linux recognizes the device, though I haven't
tried fitting a drive yet. However, the PROM doesn't know anything
about it - it has an x86 BIOS on it, so no surprise there - so I can't
boot from it.

Anyone know where I could find an appropriate firmware to flash so
that OpenBoot could use it? I'm fairly certain some 'Fcode' firmware
existed for the silicon, as it's one of the most common early SAS
chipset (being the non-express version of the near-ubiquitous
PCIe-based 1068e). But my google-fu is failing me, I can't find
anything :-(

I only really need the firmware itself - I have a x86-64 machine with
a compatible PCI-X slot and I have the archive for the x86-64 firmware
& the linux 'sasflash' for it.

(and if someone has the firmware for the express version, the 1068e,
please don't hesitate to share as well!).


Romain Dolbeau

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