FreeBSD kernel with Fibre Channel target mode support for QLogic cards
FreeBSD doesn't enable target mode support for QLogic cards, so we need to compile a custom kernel. We'll assume we have installed a release and we have a populated /usr/src.
Create the kernel configuration file
cat <<EOF >/tmp/FCTARGET include GENERIC ident FCTARGET options ISP_TARGET_MODE EOF sudo install -g staff -o aram /tmp/FCTARGET /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf
cat <<EOF >/tmp/make.conf # Build and install FCTARGET and GENERIC kernels # FCTARGET will be installed by default. KERNCONF=FCTARGET GENERIC EOF sudo install -g staff -o aram /tmp/make.conf /etc
Exclude the kernels from freebsd-update(8)
Make sure /etc/freebsd-update.conf doesn't list the kernels:
Components src world
Set permissions to build as user
sudo zfs create zroot/usr/obj # assuming you have ZFS sudo chown aram:staff /usr/obj
Build and install the kernels
Build the kernels:
cd /usr/src # builds FCTARGET and GENERIC make buildkernel -j24
Install the kernels:
# install FCTARGET into /boot/kernel (default) and GENERIC into /boot/GENERIC sudo make -j24 installkernel sudo make -j24 installkernel KERNCONF=GENERIC INSTKERNNAME=GENERIC
Load isp(4) driver firmware in /etc/loader.conf
sudo su - echo ispfw_load="YES" >> /boot/loader.conf
isp(4) is already compiled into the kernel, no need to load it.
Reboot and test
When updating to the same RELEASE, run freebsd-update(8) to get new source and binaries, then recompile the kernels and reboot.
You can't upgrade to a newer RELEASE without rebuilding the newer kernel first.