PowerVault 110T LTO-2 with RedHat Linux AS 2.1 and tar issue

Pablo Barroso Cubillas pablo.barroso at ico.es
Thu Aug 28 02:29:00 CDT 2003


First of all; no problem at all for your email.

Second: Although I'm using a PowerVault DAT and you a PowerVault LTO, 
the problem seems to be within the SCSI card  and not with the tape 
driver itself, and I guess we are using the same SCSI card (Adaptec 
Ultra 160)

For me, it works this way:

st.o is the DAT tape driver.
aic7xxx.o is the SCSI card driver.

What we are trying is to replace the actual SCSI driver from Dell with a 
newer one.
What I recomend is to make this test:


Find the 'unrpm' utility from the internet and use it to uncompress the 
rpm file:
# unrpm  -x   -d  ./existing_test_directory    
aic7xxx-6.2.36-rhas21.i686.rpm )

Search under ./existing_test_directory for the file corresponding to 
your kernel version ( i.e.: 2.4.9-e.3 or 2.4.9-e.3smp or 2.4.9-e.16 or 
whatever). Take care of using the same module version as the kernel you 
are using (# uname -r).

Replace the file aic7xxx.o (backup the file first) which lives under 
/lib/modules/2.4...../kernel/drivers/scsi with the one you extracted 
from the rpm.

Reboot and try again.

Using a Dell 2600, I'd really recomend you to upgrade kernel version 
from 2.4.9-e.3 to 2.4.9-e.16 at least.
How? Ask Oracle; they support your o.s. :-))))

Pablo Barroso Cubillas


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- "I think it would be a good idea."

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