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Old 11-09-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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IBM ServeRaid 4m drivers

Okay, I think I've figured out a problem I've been having for months now. My server halts after being online only a few days and it always seems to be related to the disk array going offline in some way. I found the information below in the logs and found info on IBM's website ( stating that if the versions don't match, over a period of time the data can be lost or the drives can become defunct -- which is precisely what is happening! SO I'm glad I think I know what is going on, BUT it doesn't appear there are new drivers for Debian. Can I use Suse drivers or Redhat ones? Are there generic drivers available? Anyone have any advice? I have plenty of Compaq RAID controllers but they wouldnt boot in these IBM's, but that is another alternative if anyone knows how to make that work.

ips 0000:0a:02.0: Warning ! ! ! ServeRAID Version Mismatch
ips 0000:0a:02.0: Bios = 7.12.07, Firmware = 7.12.07, Device Driver = 7.00.15

ips 0000:0a:02.0: These levels should match to avoid possible compatibility problems.
scsi0 : IBM PCI ServeRAID 7.00.15 Build 625 <ServeRAID 4M>
Using anticipatory io scheduler
Vendor: IBM Model: SERVERAID Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: IBM Model: SERVERAID Rev: 1.00
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: IBM Model: YGHv3 S2 Rev: 0
Type: Processor ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0
Attached scsi generic sg1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 15, lun 0, type 3
Attached scsi generic sg2 at scsi0, channel 2, id 9, lun 0, type 3
SCSI device sda: 177817600 512-byte hdwr sectors (91043 MB)
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write through
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 >
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0

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