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Old 01-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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hdparm LSI controller support

I have SSDs connect to my Linux machine through the LSI SAS/SATA 1068E controller. I've been trying to issue a ATA secure erase command to my SSDs, but I keep getting error. In fact even hdparm -i fails.

# hdparm -i /dev/sda

HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Invalid exchange
HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: Invalid argument

Initially I thought there was some kernel configuration issue, so I tried connecting a SSD to the on board SATA and I no longer get errors. The secure erase worked. It seems there is some compatability issue with hdparm and the LSI controller/driver I'm using.

Does anyone know if there is a way to make hdparm play nice with my LSI controller?

Has anyone had success getting hdparm to work with drives connected to an LSI controller?

Additianal info:
Linux Kernel: 2.6.30
hdparm: v9.27
LSI driver: Fusion MPT SAS Host driver 3.04.07
Old 01-11-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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Would you please specify the following information to assist in the investigation of your problem:

The Machine make and model
The controller make and model
The SDD (Solid State Drive?) make and model
The Linux Distribution and version



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