Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Thu, 6 Jan 2005 08:51:21 +1100
From:      "Jan Mikkelsen" <janm@transactionware.com>
To:        "'Scott Long'" <scottl@freebsd.org>, "'Jeroen Molinger'" <j.molinger@chello.nl>
Cc:        scsi@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: IBM ServeRAID 7k & 5.3
Message-ID:  <000001c4f370$b3cb7a40$0202a8c0@mosm1>
In-Reply-To: <41D6C7BF.7030405@freebsd.org>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
Hi,

I'm looking at the same issue with a Serveraid 6i in an xSeries x226.  In
hindsight, I should have specified an iir controller, possibly with some
machine other than an IBM!

There seems to be an ioctl where a user mode program can issue a command to
the controller to find out what is going on.  Is there any documentation
available for this?  I've started to experiment, but I haven't done much
yet.

Regards,

Jan Mikkelsen.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-stable@freebsd.org 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-stable@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Scott Long
> Sent: Sunday, 2 January 2005 2:55 AM
> To: Jeroen Molinger
> Cc: stable@freebsd.org; Rong-En Fan; scsi@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: IBM ServeRAID 7k & 5.3
> 
> 
> Jeroen Molinger wrote:
> > Rong-En Fan wrote:
> > 
> >> [just for a record]
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> It seems ips(4) doesn't support ServeRAID 7k, however I just
> >> installed 5.3-RELEASE/i386 on IBM x236 which has ServeRAID
> >> 7k installed. Everything looks fine here (I'm running RAID-5 over
> >> 4 HDDs).
> >>
> >> A little problem is that once a HDD fails, FreeBSD doesn't
> >> know that unless I reboot it and saw the ips state is DEGRADED.
> >>
> >>
> >> pciconf & dmesg are listed as below:
> >>
> >> ips0@pci3:14:0: class=0x010400 card=0x028e1014 chip=0x02509005 
> >> rev=0x07 hdr=0x00
> >>    vendor   = 'Adaptec Inc'
> >>    class    = mass storage
> >>    subclass = RAID
> >>
> >> ips0: <Adaptec ServeRAID Adapter> mem 
> 0xcfffd000-0xcfffdfff irq 38 at
> >> device 14.0 on pci3
> >> ips0: Reserved 0x1000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xcfffd000
> >> ips0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> >> ips0: logical drives: 1
> >> ips0: Logical Drive 0: RAID5 sectors: 430116864, state OK
> >> ipsd0: <Logical Drive> on ips0
> >> ipsd0: Logical Drive  (210018MB)
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Rong-En Fan
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> freebsd-scsi@freebsd.org mailing list
> >> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-scsi
> >> To unsubscribe, send any mail to 
> "freebsd-scsi-unsubscribe@freebsd.org"
> >>
> >>
> >>  
> >>
> > Hai Scott,
> > 
> > Do you know when the 7K will be fully supported. I got a 
> note from IBM 
> > that they will discontinue the ServerRAID 6M series.
> > 
> > Best Regards
> > 
> > Jeroen Molinger
> 
> I guess that by 'support' that you are referring to the 
> problem with it
> not seeing a failed drive?  I really have no idea how that is supposed
> to work, if at all.
> 
> Scott
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-stable@freebsd.org mailing list
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-stable
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to 
> "freebsd-stable-unsubscribe@freebsd.org"
> 



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?000001c4f370$b3cb7a40$0202a8c0>