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Old 12-06-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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Adaptec 29320 SCSI install issue on RH 4 AS


Using Red Hat 4 AS with kernal version 2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp

Attempting to install a IBM Ultrium 3 LTO tape drive only device attached to an Adaptec 29320 ALP scsi card as scsi ID5. SCSI bios shows the device as present during post on the IBM xSeries 346. Currently the card is installed in the PCI-X slot 4. This system has IBM's ServeRaid-7k installed on motherboard which is up and working correctly. But as far as I can tell the Adaptec card is not showing up as a active device in linux.


Hardware Browser is showing a scsi device Adaptec ASC-29320ALP U320
Manufacture: Unknown
Driver: aic79xx

lsmod is showing

Module Size Used by
IBMtape 216764 2 [permanent]
parport_pc 28033 0
lp 15661 0
parport 38025 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 23109 0
sunrpc 144037 1
md5 8129 1
ipv6 242657 12
button 10705 0
battery 12997 0
ac 8901 0
uhci_hcd 32857 0
ehci_hcd 32325 0
tg3 101061 0
floppy 58193 0
sg 38369 0
dm_snapshot 21093 0
dm_zero 6337 0
dm_mirror 31645 0
ext3 118857 11
jbd 59609 1 ext3
dm_mod 60357 26 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
ips 47397 3
sd_mod 20545 5
scsi_mod 117709 4 IBMtape,sg,ips,sd_mod

IBMtape is the drivers found on IBM's ftp site for the device that is installed as a rpm.

proc does not have a st0 or IBMtape0 listed
dev does not have a st0 or IBMtape0 listed.

Using the command IBMtapeconfig that is suppose to find and configure new tape devices returns "No attached devices"

/proc/scsi/scsi only lists the ServeRaid and its attached external storage array.

Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: IBM Model: SERVERAID Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
Vendor: IBM Model: SERVERAID Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 15 Lun: 00
Vendor: IBM Model: SERVERAID Rev: 1.00
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 01 Id: 15 Lun: 00
Vendor: IBM Model: EXP400 S320 Rev: D110
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 03
Host: scsi0 Channel: 02 Id: 08 Lun: 00
Vendor: IBM Model: 39M6750a S320 0 Rev: 1
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02

modprobe returns
FATAL: Module AIC_79xx not found.

dmesg|grep SCSI

SCSI subsystem initialized
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sda: 71096320 512-byte hdwr sectors (36401 MB)
SCSI device sda: 71096320 512-byte hdwr sectors (36401 MB)
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sdb: 573489152 512-byte hdwr sectors (293626 MB)
SCSI device sdb: 573489152 512-byte hdwr sectors (293626 MB)
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 03
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI error : <0 0 0 0> return code = 0x70000

lspci returns

04:04.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec ASC-29320ALP U320 (rev 10)


Beyond this I am lost as to what might be the issue.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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Last night I reinstalled RH4 AS on the box and then downloaded and installed the drivers for the Adaptec 29320 SCSI card and once again the device is showing up in the hardware browser but not listed in the /proc/scsi/scsi file (would expect to see a scsi1 entery) Is there some configuration I am missing?
 
Old 12-07-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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Mine is not detected at all under FC5, any help would be really appreciated.

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Old 12-08-2006, 12:19 PM   #4
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Needed to manually load the drive by using the modprobe aic79xx command (after uploading to the newist version of MakeDEV, pciutils and kudzu) Then edited the /etc/modprobe.conf file to include the alias scsi_hostadapter aic79xx so that the device was avalible after any future reboots of the system. (ended up not using the adaptec device drivers located on their website but the ones included in the kernal load of red hat).

Was told that this KB is a good source of information on modprobe for Redhat
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_80_4969.shtm


/proc/scsi/scsi now shows correctly the adaptec card and its attached devices.
 
  


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