PE 2650, Perc 3/DC, SuSE SLES 8

suseboy suse_boy at
Wed Aug 20 19:32:01 CDT 2003

Hi all,

Pardon my ignorance, I'm a linux novice. I have SuSE SLES 8 on a PE 2550
which sees this card and the attached storage array, but when I move the
card to a PE 2650 (also SuSE SLES 8), the card is detected but not the
array. In dmesg, it shows scanning for drives to timeout.

megaraid: v1.19.6 (Release Date: Thu Feb  6 14:44:36 EST 2003)
megaraid: found 0x101e:0x1960:idx 0:bus 5:slot 0:func 0
scsi1 : Found a MegaRAID controller at 0xf918b000, IRQ: 26
scsi1 : Enabling 64 bit support
megaraid: [1.80:3.29] detected 1 logical drives
megaraid: supports extended CDBs.
megaraid: channel[1] is raid.
megaraid: channel[2] is raid.
scsi1 : LSI Logic MegaRAID 1.80 254 commands 16 targs 5 chans 7 luns
blk: queue c646f218, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
scsi1: scanning virtual channel 0 for logical drives.
scsi : aborting command due to timeout : pid 12973, scsi1, channel 0, id 0,
0 0x12 00 00 00 ff 00

When first running "hwinfo --storage_ctrl", megaraid is not active. Issuing
"insmod megaraid" does not return a prompt, but hwinfo then shows that the
megaraid is active:

36: PCI 500.0: 0104 RAID bus controller
  [Created at pci.65]
  Unique ID: Ddhb.70iXEvw73LB
  Hardware Class: storage
  Model: "Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 3/DC"
  Vendor: pci 0x101e "American Megatrends Inc."
  Device: pci 0x1960 "MegaRAID"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell Computer Corporation"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0493 "PowerEdge RAID Controller 3/DC"
  Revision: 0x20
  Memory Range: 0xf8000000-??? (rw,prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xfca00000-??? (ro,disabled)
  IRQ: 26 (no events)
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: megaraid is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "insmod megaraid"
  Config Status: cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no
  Attached to: #34 (PCI bridge)

Result of "cat /proc/scsi/scsi"

Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: DELL     Model: PERCRAID Mirror  Rev: V1.0
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
  Vendor: DELL     Model: PERCRAID RAID5   Rev: V1.0
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor:          Model:                  Rev:
  Type:   <NULL>                ANSI SCSI revision: ffffffff

I hope I've provided enough info. Should the firmware of the card be

TIA for any assistance,

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