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Old 01-21-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hello all Sun workstation users,

I recently acquired an old Sun ULTRA Enterprise 1 workstation (model 170) with a bunch of extra goodies, including four external UltraSCSI disks. I've since installed the latest Debian, and the machine runs quite nicely, with one exception: the qlogicpti driver crashes the system when one of the UltraSCSI disks is plugged in. Here's the output of dmesg:

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qpti0: IRQ 14 SCSI ID 7 <6>scsi1 : PTI Qlogic,ISP SBUS SCSI irq 14 regs at 000001ff10010000
(Firmware v1.31.32) [Fast Wide, using differential interface]
qlogicpti : Aborting cmd for tgt[0] lun[0]
qlogicpti : scsi abort failure: 4005
qlogicpti : Resetting SCSI bus!
qlogicpti : scsi abort failure: 4005
scsi 1:0:0:0: scsi: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery
qlogicpti : Aborting cmd for tgt[0] lun[0]
qlogicpti : scsi abort failure: 4005
qlogicpti : Resetting SCSI bus!
The system hangs after that.

This is the first Sun SPARC-based computer I have ever owned, so naturally I'm clueless. I'd REALLY like to use these--they're each about 10GB at 10000 RPM, and would make a nice RAID (if not the root fs itself, as the internal SCSI disks are pretty slow). Does anyone know how to actually set up one of these, let alone four? Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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have the scsi drives got the corect identifyer set up (normally a little DIP swich on the back) and is your terminator corectly in place. (and of the right type (passive or active))
 
Old 01-21-2007, 05:06 PM   #3
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Actually, what eventually worked was using the two-meter wide SCSI cable instead of the .8 meter cables that connect the disks to the SCSI differential card (at least, the driver stopped stalling). However, udev didn't create any device files for them, so I guess they are just undetected. The disks are self-terminating, so there is no need for a terminator. What is this DIP switch? Is it the little counter on the back of the box that is set to 0?
 
Old 01-21-2007, 07:22 PM   #4
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as far as i remember form my breaf encounter with scsi on some very old sum machines (spark staion 2 and 5s, ) (about 10 - 15 years old!)
there si a DIP swich on the back of each scsi device that identifies the device with 0 being the scsi controller, each other device having a unique number in the chain with (16?) difernt combanations being the max number of divices in one chain.
i will consult the referance manual at work tomoro (thats where teh suns are)
and see exactly how it works
 
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