No disk reports on OMSA 4.4 under Debian on a PE2850
pauli.borodulin at uta.fi
Fri May 12 08:04:00 CDT 2006
David McGiven wrote:
> root# lsmod | grep -i mega
> megaraid 34888 2
> megaraid_mbox 30224 1
> scsi_mod 119304 4 megaraid,sd_mod,sg,megaraid_mbox
> megaraid_mm 9760 1 megaraid_mbox
Okay, this looks ok -- I was just worried that you would be using the older
> Does it really make a difference if I compile it as a module or directly
> into the kernel image ?
> Also, before replying your email I wanted to recompile the kernel with
> that CONFIG_MEGARAID_NEWGEN option you mentioned. But I couldn't find it.
The kernel config example I sent was from 220.127.116.11. CONFIG_MEGARAID_NEWGEN
may have been removed from newer versions.
> root# make menuconfig
> Inside the menu I type "/newgen" and 0 results found.
> Maybe I have to disable MEGARAID_LEGACY option ? But I'm not sure that
> will work since I cannot rmmod megaraid
> root# rmmod megaraid
> ERROR: Module megaraid is in use
> What do you think ?
You should be fine if you are using the newer megaraid driver. Try the next
commands and check that you get similar output.
First check that the driver has registered itself in /proc/devices:
user at host:/$ grep megadev /proc/devices
Then check that OMSA has created the necessary dev-entry (start it once before):
user at host:/$ ls -la /dev/megadev0
crw------- 1 root root 254, 0 2005-06-16 09:39 /dev/megadev0
The major number of the dev-entry should be the same as the number of
"megadev" in /proc/devices. If these are ok, I don't know what could be the
problem. OMSA should create the dev-entry automatically if it finds a
Pauli Borodulin <pauli.borodulin at uta.fi>
Systems Analyst, tel. +358 3 3551 7892
Computer Centre / Room B4179
University of Tampere, Finland
More information about the Linux-PowerEdge