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

Pablo Barroso Cubillas pablo.barroso at ico.es
Fri Aug 29 02:33:00 CDT 2003

i386 is for generic Intel architecture. You can always use this one.
i586 optimized for Pentium (and maybe Pentium II & Pro)
i686 for Pentium III and up.

Benefits of 2.4.9-e.16 ?
Lots of bug fixing. Consider kernel 2.4.9 is years old, so all the bug 
fixes which appeared afterwards, did not went into 2.4.9-e.3
Myself with a Dell 2650 had a "freezing" problem which only got solved 
by upgrading.
It's up to you, but maybe just by upgrading you'd solve up your problem.

aic7xxx.o is the "official" driver provided by RedHat.
ac7xxx_mod.o is the alternative driver just in case yours doesn't work, 
BUT, both of them provided by AS2.1 are very old.

What I did was forget about both and replace aic7xxx.o

My actual directories look this way:

# ls -l /lib/modules/2.4.9-e.3/kernel/drivers/scsi/aic7x*

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       146214 may  3  2002 aic7xxx_mod.o.bak
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       234691 may  7 12:54 aic7xxx.o
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       142604 may  3  2002 aic7xxx.o.bak

# ls -l /lib/modules/2.4.9-e.16/kernel/drivers/scsi/aic7x*

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      154880 mar 21 15:00 
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      142480 mar 21 15:00 

Please note this:
- While I was on 2.4.9-e.3, I was using aic7xxx.o with a size of 234691 
(downloaded from the gibbs page).
- After switching to 2.4.9-e.16, I use the RedHat one aic7xxx.o with a 
size of 142480.

Maybe your problem is with the LTO driver instead, but definitly you 
should try all the SCSI card driver possibilities first.
Maybe the problem is with the 'tar' utility. Try to make a backup with 
'dump' and 'restore' utilities. They are so much easy and convenient to 
use nowadays.

Pablo Barroso Cubillas


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