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Old 02-24-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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kernel support for PERC H200 RAID controller

I need kernel support for PERC H200 RAID controller on a Dell R610 server, preferably using Debian 5 but another distro might be OK. This is a 64bit machine.
Any pointers would be much appreciated.
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I haven't used the H200 but have used various other models of PERC on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS.

Looking at the table here:
I see the H200 is a SAS controller.

I've installed RHEL5 on several of the PERC integrated SAS controllers and think the H200 would likely use the same mptbase and mptsas (though I'm not sure). Based on that I can let you know:

My modprobe.conf on one system has:
alias scsi_hostadapter mptbase
alias scsi_hostadapter1 mptsas

My initrd contains (look at the sas, scsi and mpt stuff):
-rw------- 1 root root 84456 Jul 31 2009 lib/mptscsih.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 37448 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-zero.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 83088 Jul 31 2009 lib/scsi_transport_sas.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 98056 Jul 31 2009 lib/shpchp.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 65544 Jul 31 2009 lib/ohci-hcd.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 229040 Jul 31 2009 lib/ext3.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 136584 Jul 31 2009 lib/jbd.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 60776 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-snapshot.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 155816 Jul 31 2009 lib/mptbase.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 85512 Jul 31 2009 lib/mptsas.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 51600 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-log.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 293480 Jul 31 2009 lib/scsi_mod.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 77088 Jul 31 2009 lib/ehci-hcd.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 39264 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-message.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 132168 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-mod.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 51760 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-region_hash.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 68960 Jul 31 2009 lib/sd_mod.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 116024 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-raid45.ko
drwx------ 2 root root 0 Jul 31 2009 lib/firmware
-rw------- 1 root root 41904 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-mem-cache.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 67040 Jul 31 2009 lib/uhci-hcd.ko
-rw------- 1 root root 62664 Jul 31 2009 lib/dm-mirror.ko

I believe all of this comes standard with the recent 2.6 kernels. I didn't build any of this by hand - it is what I got after install.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks for this information, I'll have a dig around and see what I can do.


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