How do i remove hptrr from FreeNAS (FreeBSD)

Posted on 2010-09-02
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I have found a few posts like:

Referring to:

But i can't seem to find the /usr/src

I have FreeNAS 7.2 installed (and i'm confident i chose the full install options).

Hope you can help!

Question by:tickett
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Get FreeNAS customized kernel sources, build kernel without hptrr

But normally it causes no problems unless broken device is present.

I do not know much about FreeNAS but on normal FreeBSD you can use "dmassage" to leave only kernel drivers present in system.
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Sorry- i should have given a bit more information but i posted yesterday when my laptop battery had about 30seconds remaining :)

I have 2x AOC-SAT2-MV8 (8 port, supermicro sata controller) which is incorrectly detected by the hptrr driver. After some google research it appears i can fix this by removing/disabling it.

I've seen the posts i highlighted about which are very similar to your "get the kernel source + build without hptrr" but i'm fairly newbish when it comes to *nix/bsd... so I really need step by step on the commands and what i need to download from where?


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Only OpenBSD has "config" tool to permanently edit kernel image.

I am unsure if FreeNAS has same boot chain, but on factory FreeBSD you can disable device:

And please report a bug to FreeBSD
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This link seems to confirm it's possible but i'm just not quite savvy enough to understand the vague instructions:

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run command

# echo hptrr_load=\”NO\” >> /boot/loader.conf
# reboot
no kernel config necessary
here it goes....
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i think i tried that already (actually used nano or pico)
will give it another go in a mo and report back
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please attach dmesg (as code)
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$ dmesg

Copyright (c) 1992-2010 The FreeBSD Project.

Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.

FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p2 #0: Fri Jul 30 19:22:29 CEST 2010 amd64

Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0

CPU: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 250 (2393.20-MHz K8-class CPU)

  Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x20f51  Stepping = 1



  AMD Features=0xe2500800<SYSCALL,NX,MMX+,FFXSR,LM,3DNow!+,3DNow!>

  AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>

usable memory = 8575631360 (8178 MB)

avail memory  = 8273465344 (7890 MB)


FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs

 cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0

 cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1

MADT: Forcing active-low polarity and level trigger for SCI

ioapic0 <Version 1.1> irqs 0-23 on motherboard

ioapic1 <Version 1.1> irqs 24-27 on motherboard

ioapic2 <Version 1.1> irqs 28-31 on motherboard

wlan: mac acl policy registered

kbd1 at kbdmux0

cryptosoft0: <software crypto> on motherboard

acpi0: <A M I OEMXSDT> on motherboard

acpi0: [ITHREAD]

acpi0: Power Button (fixed)

acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed

acpi0: reservation of 100000, f9f00000 (3) failed

Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000

acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x5008-0x500b on acpi0

pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0

pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0

pcib1: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 6.0 on pci0

pci3: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib1

ohci0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfeafe000-0xfeafefff irq 19 at device 0.0 on pci3


ohci0: [ITHREAD]

usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support

usb0: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci0

usb0: USB revision 1.0

uhub0: <AMD OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usb0

uhub0: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered

ohci1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> mem 0xfeafd000-0xfeafdfff irq 19 at device 0.1 on pci3


ohci1: [ITHREAD]

usb1: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support

usb1: <OHCI (generic) USB controller> on ohci1

usb1: USB revision 1.0

uhub1: <AMD OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usb1

uhub1: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered

vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> port 0xb800-0xb8ff mem 0xfd000000-0xfdffffff,0xfeaff000-0xfeafffff irq 17 at device 4.0 on pci3

isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0

isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0

atapci0: <AMD 8111 UDMA133 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xffa0-0xffaf at device 7.1 on pci0

ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0

ata0: [ITHREAD]

ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0

ata1: [ITHREAD]

pci0: <serial bus, SMBus> at device 7.2 (no driver attached)

pci0: <bridge> at device 7.3 (no driver attached)

pcib2: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 10.0 on pci0

pci2: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib2

bge0: <Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller, ASIC rev. 0x002100> mem 0xfc9f0000-0xfc9fffff irq 26 at device 5.0 on pci2

miibus0: <MII bus> on bge0

brgphy0: <BCM5704 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> PHY 1 on miibus0

brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-FDX, auto

bge0: Ethernet address: 00:0e:b6:28:d4:40

bge0: [ITHREAD]

bge1: <Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller, ASIC rev. 0x002100> mem 0xfc9e0000-0xfc9effff irq 27 at device 5.1 on pci2

miibus1: <MII bus> on bge1

brgphy1: <BCM5704 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> PHY 1 on miibus1

brgphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-FDX, auto

bge1: Ethernet address: 00:0e:b6:28:d4:41

bge1: [ITHREAD]

pcib3: <ACPI PCI-PCI bridge> at device 11.0 on pci0

pci1: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib3

hptrr0: <sx508x> port 0xa400-0xa4ff mem 0xfa500000-0xfa5fffff irq 28 at device 1.0 on pci1

hptrr: adapter at PCI 1:1:0, IRQ 28

hptrr1: <sx508x> port 0xa800-0xa8ff mem 0xfa600000-0xfa6fffff irq 29 at device 3.0 on pci1

hptrr: adapter at PCI 1:3:0, IRQ 29

amdtemp0: <AMD K8 Thermal Sensors> on hostb3

amdtemp1: <AMD K8 Thermal Sensors> on hostb7

acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0

speaker0: <PC speaker> port 0x61 on acpi0

sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0

sio0: port may not be enabled

sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0

sio0: port may not be enabled

sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0

sio0: type 16550A

sio0: [FILTER]

sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0

sio1: port may not be enabled

sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0

sio1: port may not be enabled

sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0

sio1: type 16550A

sio1: [FILTER]

ppc0: <Parallel port> port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on acpi0

ppc0: Generic chipset (NIBBLE-only) in COMPATIBLE mode

ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0

ppbus0: [ITHREAD]

ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0


ppc0: [ITHREAD]

acpi_hpet0: <High Precision Event Timer> iomem 0xfec01000-0xfec013ff irq 0,8 on acpi0

Timecounter "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 900

cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0

acpi_throttle0: <ACPI CPU Throttling> on cpu0

powernow0: <Cool`n'Quiet K8> on cpu0

device_attach: powernow0 attach returned 6

cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0

powernow1: <Cool`n'Quiet K8> on cpu1

device_attach: powernow1 attach returned 6

orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xc8000-0xce7ff,0xce800-0xd4fff on isa0

atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0

atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0

kbd0 at atkbd0

atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]

atkbd0: [ITHREAD]

sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0

sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>

vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0

ukbd0: <Dell Dell USB Keyboard, class 0/0, rev 1.10/3.01, addr 2> on uhub0

kbd2 at ukbd0

Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec

ipfw2 (+ipv6) initialized, divert loadable, nat loadable, rule-based forwarding disabled, default to accept, logging limited to 5 packets/entry by default

hptrr0: [GIANT-LOCKED]

hptrr0: [ITHREAD]

hptrr1: [GIANT-LOCKED]

hptrr1: [ITHREAD]

ad0: 976MB <TOSHIBA THNCF1G02PG 1.00> at ata0-master PIO4

SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!

Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

WARNING: / was not properly dismounted

WARNING: /mnt/cflash was not properly dismounted

bge0: link state changed to UP

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And what is inside /boot/loader.conf?
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Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I always get there in the end :) Found this post:

Had to add to /boot/loader.conf


Voila! Thanks for the help all,


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