1 x 2 Backplane for our Pe2600

Paul paul at kbs.net.au
Sun Aug 31 23:47:49 CDT 2003


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jason andrade" <jason at rtfmconsult.com>
To: "Paul" <paul at kbs.net.au>
Cc: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: 1 x 2 Backplane for our Pe2600


> On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Paul wrote:
>
> > I think this was rather normally. I supposed they would be factory
formatted
>
> i'm not exactly sure what you mean above.. but i agree with the latter
part.
>
> > Perc4di U320 RAID Controller. Dual Channel. Channel0 is in RAID mode and
> > Channel1 is in SCSI mode
> > As far as I knew and with confirmation from dell both channels cannot be
in
> > RAID mode. The manual also confirms this.
> > This is OK as I just want the second channel in normal SCSI mode, if it
wont
> > do raid on the second channel thats fine.
>
> hmm, guess i just learned something.  on the perc3/di i was fairly sure
> you could have both as raid channels since you could do a 'split
backplane'
> setup.  interesting to see how that has worked in the the new controller..

You can get dell to do split backplane but thats another completely
different confguration. I've got disks on the second channel that I want to
use.

>
> > > just run modprobe aic7xxx
> >
> > # modprobe aic7xxx
> > /lib/modules/2.4.19-64GB-SMP/kernel/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/aic7xxx.o:
> > init_module: No such device
>
> ok, maybe it's not an aic7xxx.  i don't have one of these beasts so can
> you glean any information from cat /proc/pci to figure out what to
actually
> modprobe to see the 'scsi' part ?
>

PCI devices found:
  Bus  0, device   0, function  0:
    Host bridge: Intel Corp. e7500 [Plumas] DRAM Controller (rev 3).
  Bus  0, device   2, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. e7500 [Plumas] HI_B Virtual PCI Bridge (F0) (rev
3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  0, device   3, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. e7500 [Plumas] HI_C Virtual PCI Bridge (F0) (rev
3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  0, device   4, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. e7500 [Plumas] HI_D Virtual PCI Bridge (F0) (rev
3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  0, device  29, function  0:
    USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 2).
      IRQ 16.
      I/O at 0xcce0 [0xccff].
  Bus  0, device  30, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 66).
      Master Capable.  No bursts.  Min Gnt=11.
  Bus  0, device  31, function  0:
    ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 2).
  Bus  0, device  31, function  1:
    IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CA IDE U100 (rev 2).
      I/O at 0xfc00 [0xfc0f].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xbffff000 [0xbffff3ff].
  Bus  1, device  28, function  0:
    PIC: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 I/OxAPIC (rev 3).
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe6ff000 [0xfe6fffff].
  Bus  1, device  30, function  0:
    PIC: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 I/OxAPIC (#2) (rev 3).
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe6fe000 [0xfe6fefff].
  Bus  4, device  28, function  0:
    PIC: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 I/OxAPIC (#3) (rev 3).
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe4ff000 [0xfe4fffff].
  Bus  4, device  30, function  0:
    PIC: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 I/OxAPIC (#4) (rev 3).
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe4fe000 [0xfe4fefff].
  Bus  7, device  28, function  0:
    PIC: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 I/OxAPIC (#5) (rev 3).
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe1ff000 [0xfe1fffff].
  Bus  7, device  30, function  0:
    PIC: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 I/OxAPIC (#6) (rev 3).
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfe1fe000 [0xfe1fefff].
  Bus  1, device  29, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 Hub PCI Bridge (rev 3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  1, device  31, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 Hub PCI Bridge (#2) (rev 3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  4, device  29, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 Hub PCI Bridge (#3) (rev 3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  4, device  31, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 Hub PCI Bridge (#4) (rev 3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  7, device  29, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 Hub PCI Bridge (#5) (rev 3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  7, device  31, function  0:
    PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82870P2 P64H2 Hub PCI Bridge (#6) (rev 3).
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=7.
  Bus  2, device   2, function  0:
    Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82543GC Gigabit Ethernet Controller
(Fiber) (rev 2).
      IRQ 24.
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=255.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfeae0000 [0xfeafffff].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfead0000 [0xfeadffff].
  Bus  3, device   1, function  0:
    Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet Controller
(LOM) (rev 2).
      IRQ 28.
      Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=255.
      Non-prefetchable 64 bit memory at 0xfe8e0000 [0xfe8fffff].
      Non-prefetchable 64 bit memory at 0xfe8c0000 [0xfe8dffff].
      I/O at 0xece0 [0xecff].
  Bus  8, device   8, function  0:
    I2O: Dell Computer Corporation PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller (rev
1).
      IRQ 120.
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.
      Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfbc00000 [0xfbffffff].
  Bus 11, device   0, function  0:
    Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 12).
      IRQ 16.
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=56.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfdeff000 [0xfdefffff].
      I/O at 0xdcc0 [0xdcff].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfdec0000 [0xfdedffff].
  Bus 11, device   4, function  0:
    VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 39).
      Master Capable.  Latency=32.  Min Gnt=8.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfc000000 [0xfcffffff].
      I/O at 0xd800 [0xd8ff].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfdefe000 [0xfdefefff].

The only thing that matches is the Adaptec I20 which is already loaded

Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
ide-cd                 30564   0  (autoclean)
isa-pnp                32608   0  (unused)
ipv6                  183636  -1  (autoclean)
st                     29260   0  (autoclean) (unused)
sr_mod                 14520   0  (autoclean) (unused)
cdrom                  29120   0  (autoclean) [ide-cd sr_mod]
sg                     30272   0  (autoclean)
joydev                  6112   0  (unused)
evdev                   4800   0  (unused)
input                   3488   0  [joydev evdev]
usb-uhci               24492   0  (unused)
usbcore                64832   1  [usb-uhci]
e1000                  61232   1
iptable_filter          1740   1  (autoclean)
ip_tables              12536   1  [iptable_filter]
lvm-mod                68192   0  (autoclean)
reiserfs              216660   1
i2o_block              50752   0  (unused)
i2o_config              8324   0  (unused)
i2o_core               35280   0  [i2o_block i2o_config]
megaraid               28556   3

> > The guy from dell is going to call me back soon regarding it but they
are
> > confused and cant seem to understand how its configured.
> > They get even more confused when they find out its running SuSe
Enterprise
> > Server 8 and not red hat.
>
> heh, fun :-/
>
> it makes it difficult that the server is in production otherwise i'd have
> encouraged you to grab a redhat9 ISO and just boot from it and see what
> is detected.. can you schedule downtime for doing that ?
>

Not at this stage no

> regards,
>
> -jason
>




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