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Old 03-22-2009, 02:31 AM   #1
frqs37
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Unhappy RocketRaid 1720 does not show drive w/ OEL5.3 & mobo XFX GeForce 8200


Trying to install Oracle Enterprise Linux OEL 5 Update 3 (based on RHEL 5.3) kernel 2.6.18-192. Issue is with RAID controller card which does not show the hard drives attached to it. Motherboard XVX GeForce 8200 with NVidia NForce 730a.
there is no problem with motherboard:
XDisplay server has been upgraded with latest driver 180.29
Gb ethernet working
SATA drives/CDROM cannot be recognized until 2.6.27. in the mean time using workaround of pci=nomsi. this is only needed for server with SATA CDROM. Other server with Sony ATAPI does not need.
2 SATA drives Western Digital Caviar are attached to the RAID controller card RocketRAID 1720.

Though the driver loads in memory succesfully and we can cat /proc/scsi/rr172x and see the 2 attached drives listed, never are these drives available under /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc. /dev/sda is Maxtor 170G external USB drive on which I installed OEL5.3 while I'm trying to get RocketPoint 1720 to behave.

Since RocketPoint 1720 does not offer drivers for RHEL 5.3, I have used the open source driver code and make the driver . All required kernels headers are installed under 2.6 source directories so compiling had no error. The driver does recognize the controller card and lists it but the drives never show up.

Here are all the info collected:
Script started on Sun 22 Mar 2009 01:54:33 AM EDT
[root@kibbles flash]# uname -a
Linux kibbles.berube.net 2.6.18-128.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jan 21 08:45:05 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@kibbles flash]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
hfsplus 111817 0
vfat 46401 1
fat 85873 1 vfat
autofs4 57033 2
hidp 83521 2
rfcomm 104809 0
l2cap 89281 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 118597 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
dm_log_clustered 47040 0
sunrpc 197897 1
ip_conntrack_ftp 41489 0
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 36033 0
ipt_REJECT 38849 1
xt_state 35265 4
ip_conntrack 91109 3 ip_conntrack_ftp,ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 40457 1 ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 36161 1
ip_tables 55329 1 iptable_filter
ip6t_REJECT 38849 1
xt_tcpudp 36289 14
ip6table_filter 36033 1
ip6_tables 50049 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 50377 6 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand 42449 1
powernow_k8 58073 2
freq_table 40889 2 cpufreq_ondemand,powernow_k8
ipv6 424609 21 ip6t_REJECT
xfrm_nalgo 43333 1 ipv6
crypto_api 42945 1 xfrm_nalgo
dm_multipath 55257 0
scsi_dh 41665 1 dm_multipath
video 53197 0
backlight 39873 1 video
sbs 49921 0
i2c_ec 38593 1 sbs
button 40545 0
battery 43849 0
asus_acpi 50917 0
acpi_memhotplug 40133 0
ac 38729 0
parport_pc 62313 0
lp 47121 0
parport 73165 2 parport_pc,lp
nvidia 8153976 22
snd_hda_intel 481777 1
snd_seq_dummy 37061 0
snd_seq_oss 65473 0
snd_seq_midi_event 41025 1 snd_seq_oss
shpchp 70765 0
ide_cd 73825 0
snd_seq 87777 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
8139too 61121 0
snd_seq_device 41557 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
sky2 78661 0
snd_pcm_oss 77377 0
8139cp 58049 0
serio_raw 40517 0
floppy 95465 0
mii 38849 2 8139too,8139cp
k8_edac 50693 0
edac_mc 60193 1 k8_edac
k8temp 39105 0
hwmon 36553 1 k8temp
snd_mixer_oss 49985 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 116681 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
rr172x 222048 0
snd_timer 57161 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 44113 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 43593 1 snd_hda_intel
snd 99433 11 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwd ep
soundcore 41825 1 snd
pcspkr 36289 0
sg 69993 0
cdrom 68713 1 ide_cd
i2c_core 56129 2 i2c_ec,nvidia
dm_raid45 99025 0
dm_message 36161 1 dm_raid45
dm_region_hash 46145 1 dm_raid45
dm_mem_cache 38977 1 dm_raid45
dm_snapshot 51465 0
dm_zero 35265 0
dm_mirror 53065 0
dm_log 44865 4 dm_log_clustered,dm_raid45,dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
dm_mod 100369 12 dm_log_clustered,dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
ahci 68809 0
libata 208721 1 ahci
usb_storage 116129 7
sd_mod 56385 9
scsi_mod 196569 6 scsi_dh,rr172x,sg,libata,usb_storage,sd_mod
ext3 168017 6
jbd 94257 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 57433 0
ohci_hcd 55925 0
ehci_hcd 65741 0
[root@kibbles flash]# lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SMBus (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Co-Processor (rev a2)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 SATA controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0584 (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:12.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:07.0 SCSI storage controller: HighPoint Technologies, Inc. RocketRAID 1720 (2x SATA II RAID Controller) (rev 02)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8200 (rev a2)
04:00.0 PCI bridge: Texas Instruments XIO2213A PCI Express to PCI Bridge (rev 01)
05:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments XIO2213A 1394b OHCI with 3-Port PHY (rev 01)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
[root@kibbles flash]# lspci -n
00:00.0 0500: 10de:0754 (rev a2)
00:01.0 0601: 10de:075c (rev a2)
00:01.1 0c05: 10de:0752 (rev a1)
00:01.2 0500: 10de:0751 (rev a1)
00:01.3 0b40: 10de:0753 (rev a2)
00:01.4 0500: 10de:0568 (rev a1)
00:02.0 0c03: 10de:077b (rev a1)
00:02.1 0c03: 10de:077c (rev a1)
00:04.0 0c03: 10de:077d (rev a1)
00:04.1 0c03: 10de:077e (rev a1)
00:06.0 0101: 10de:0759 (rev a1)
00:07.0 0403: 10de:0774 (rev a1)
00:08.0 0604: 10de:075a (rev a1)
00:09.0 0106: 10de:0584 (rev a2)
00:0b.0 0604: 10de:0569 (rev a1)
00:10.0 0604: 10de:0778 (rev a1)
00:12.0 0604: 10de:075b (rev a1)
00:13.0 0604: 10de:077a (rev a1)
00:14.0 0604: 10de:077a (rev a1)
00:18.0 0600: 1022:1100
00:18.1 0600: 1022:1101
00:18.2 0600: 1022:1102
00:18.3 0600: 1022:1103
01:07.0 0100: 1103:1720 (rev 02)
01:08.0 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
02:00.0 0300: 10de:0849 (rev a2)
04:00.0 0604: 104c:823e (rev 01)
05:00.0 0c00: 104c:823f (rev 01)
06:00.0 0200: 11ab:4364 (rev 14)
[root@kibbles flash]# exit
exit

Script done on Sun 22 Mar 2009 01:55:09 AM EDT


Script started on Sun 22 Mar 2009 01:52:39 AM EDT
[root@kibbles flash]# lsmod
Module Size Used by
hfsplus 111817 0
vfat 46401 1
fat 85873 1 vfat
autofs4 57033 2
hidp 83521 2
rfcomm 104809 0
l2cap 89281 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 118597 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
dm_log_clustered 47040 0
sunrpc 197897 1
ip_conntrack_ftp 41489 0
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 36033 0
ipt_REJECT 38849 1
xt_state 35265 4
ip_conntrack 91109 3 ip_conntrack_ftp,ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 40457 1 ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 36161 1
ip_tables 55329 1 iptable_filter
ip6t_REJECT 38849 1
xt_tcpudp 36289 14
ip6table_filter 36033 1
ip6_tables 50049 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 50377 6 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand 42449 1
powernow_k8 58073 2
freq_table 40889 2 cpufreq_ondemand,powernow_k8
ipv6 424609 21 ip6t_REJECT
xfrm_nalgo 43333 1 ipv6
crypto_api 42945 1 xfrm_nalgo
dm_multipath 55257 0
scsi_dh 41665 1 dm_multipath
video 53197 0
backlight 39873 1 video
sbs 49921 0
i2c_ec 38593 1 sbs
button 40545 0
battery 43849 0
asus_acpi 50917 0
acpi_memhotplug 40133 0
ac 38729 0
parport_pc 62313 0
lp 47121 0
parport 73165 2 parport_pc,lp
nvidia 8153976 22
snd_hda_intel 481777 1
snd_seq_dummy 37061 0
snd_seq_oss 65473 0
snd_seq_midi_event 41025 1 snd_seq_oss
shpchp 70765 0
ide_cd 73825 0
snd_seq 87777 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
8139too 61121 0
snd_seq_device 41557 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
sky2 78661 0
snd_pcm_oss 77377 0
8139cp 58049 0
serio_raw 40517 0
floppy 95465 0
mii 38849 2 8139too,8139cp
k8_edac 50693 0
edac_mc 60193 1 k8_edac
k8temp 39105 0
hwmon 36553 1 k8temp
snd_mixer_oss 49985 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 116681 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
rr172x 222048 0
snd_timer 57161 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 44113 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 43593 1 snd_hda_intel
snd 99433 11 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwd ep
soundcore 41825 1 snd
pcspkr 36289 0
sg 69993 0
cdrom 68713 1 ide_cd
i2c_core 56129 2 i2c_ec,nvidia
dm_raid45 99025 0
dm_message 36161 1 dm_raid45
dm_region_hash 46145 1 dm_raid45
dm_mem_cache 38977 1 dm_raid45
dm_snapshot 51465 0
dm_zero 35265 0
dm_mirror 53065 0
dm_log 44865 4 dm_log_clustered,dm_raid45,dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
dm_mod 100369 12 dm_log_clustered,dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
ahci 68809 0
libata 208721 1 ahci
usb_storage 116129 7
sd_mod 56385 9
scsi_mod 196569 6 scsi_dh,rr172x,sg,libata,usb_storage,sd_mod
ext3 168017 6
jbd 94257 1 ext3
uhci_hcd 57433 0
ohci_hcd 55925 0
ehci_hcd 65741 0
[root@kibbles flash]# exit
exit

Script done on Sun 22 Mar 2009 01:52:58 AM EDT


Script started on Sun 22 Mar 2009 01:59:05 AM EDT
[root@kibbles flash]# cat /proc/scsi/rr172x/7
RocketRAID 172x controller driver v1.1.08.0710 (Mar 21 2009 16:25:59)

Controller 1: RocketRAID 172x Controller
------------------------------------------------
1/1/1 WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA-WD-WMART2008363, 249980MB, Normal [RA][WC][NCQ]
1/2/1 WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA-WD-WMART2018940, 249980MB, Normal [RA][WC][NCQ]

Logical devices
------------------------------------------------
[root@kibbles flash]# exit
exit

Script done on Sun 22 Mar 2009 02:00:00 AM EDT


I'm desperate at this point. I have to get these SATA drives to talk to the RAID controller card or I have to send these cards back comes Monday.

Can you help, please? If I cannot make these cards to work, which RAID controller card would you know that would play nice with XFX mobo GeForce 8200 and Oracle Enterprise Linux 5?
 
Old 03-22-2009, 03:03 AM   #2
vindoan
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Have you gone into the controller card's bios config and configured the arrays? If you want to use two drives, separately, as individual drives (instead of raid), then configure two single drive JBOD array that includes only one drive.

After configuring the arrays in the controller bios, reboot into the OS, do a

cat /proc/scsi/rr172x/7

You should then see something like

Controller 1: RocketRAID 172x Controller
------------------------------------------------
1/1/1 WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA-WD-WMART2008363, 249980MB, Normal [RA][WC][NCQ]
1/2/1 WDC WD2500AAKS-00VSA-WD-WMART2018940, 249980MB, Normal [RA][WC][NCQ]

Logical devices
------------------------------------------------
[DISK 2_0] JBOD___0 (JBOD), 1000123MB, Normal
1/1/1 WD2500AAKS
[DISK 2_1] JBOD___1 (JBOD), 1000123MB, Normal
1/2/1 WD2500AAKS
 
Old 03-22-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
frqs37
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Duh! Thank you! This was probably what I had been missing all this time.
I had configured the array and then had issues with the driver loading, and took out RAID1 from the RocketRaid BIOS thinking it would help. Of course, if nothing is configured the controller card is lost as to what to do with these disks.

Here is what I had to do to make it work:
1) Reconfigure the array in RocketRaid BIOS using JBOD (or RAID1 - whatever but need to have one)
2) adapt the driver floppy loader to RHEL 5.3. HighPoint only provided an install floppy for 5.0
Here is how I did it for the newbies like me! :
Install Linux 5.3 on an external drive USB (temp install so you can use it to modify the floppy disk)
mkdir /mnt/floppy
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mkdir /tmp/modules; cd /tmp/modules
gz -dc /mnt/floppy/modules.cgz | cpio -ivdm
ln -s 2.6.18-8.el5 2.6.18-128.e15
ln -s 2.6.18-8.e15PAE 2.6.18-128.e15PAE
ln -s 2.6.18-8.el5xen 2.6.18-128.e15xen
find * | cpio -o --format=crc | gzip -c -9 > /tmp/modules.cgz
cp -a /tmp/modules.cgz /mnt/floppy
(this was done with lots of help from a colleague. Tks CG!)
3) shutdown server and TAKE OUT the external Maxtor USB drive. Strangely enough, when the Maxtor was in the USB port, my BIOS would never list the [SCSI: RocketRaid 1720] as a potential drive to install on. Only the Maxtor external USB showed up. So make sure RocketRaid 1720 is listed as a drive in the BIOS.
4) reinstall RHEL 5.3 using the new RocketRaid driver floppy.
 
  


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