Contributed by phessler on from the reboot-bad dept.
The aac(4) driver was also disabled in the GENERIC kernel.
UPDATE: New contact information
"We've been trying to get more Adaptec AAC RAID documentation out of Adaptec for nearly 4 months, so that we can add RAID management (ie. the ability to recover a RAID array without rebooting and doing it in the BIOS) and it is incredible how much we are being dragged around. We are NOT getting the answers we need. Some of you may remember how this affected back a few years ago Adaptec refused to give us documentation for their SCSI controllers, and this slowed the quality of our ahc(4) and ahd(4) support. We let our users know who to complain to, Adaptec listened, and we had two boxes of *complete* documentation a few days later. This time, I am strongly considering removing aac(4) support from the upcoming OpenBSD 3.7 release. On Monday morning I will make that decision, and by Tuesday it will be final since our source tree for OpenBSD 3.7 will likely be tagged and branched. If you feel strongly about this, please let email@example.com know how you feel about that. If he does not get back to me soon on this, I am also prepared to give out hand out phone number to people who have more than a few of these controllers. What is the matter with these companies! I can point to more than A MILLION DOLLARS worth of aac(4) hardware running -- on OpenBSD -- and yet they REFUSE to let their customers use this hardware as it is supposed to work! What the hell is the matter with them?! Why won't they EXPLAIN why they act against the needs of their customers in this way?"Adaptec responds, and Theo responds back.
"When you mail Adaptec, please ... -- if your mail is especially good, cc or bcc me -- if your mail is about a particulary large number of controllers, cc me -- if they reply with something you find offensive which you can translate into "we don't care about our customers", make sure i see it. Thanks."----
"Since the original Adaptec guy Doug has blocked his mail, here is the email address of the next person at Adaptec who is involved in this. He has also previously indicated that he would be involved in any decision to provide documentation on the aac RAID management interface. Marty Turner firstname.lastname@example.org Product Manager Adaptec, Inc. (919) 287-2045 Sorry Marty, but you are only getting comments from your customers."
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