No storage info from OMSA 5.1 on Debian Etch

Patrick_Boyd at Patrick_Boyd at
Tue Feb 6 09:20:20 CST 2007

There are driver RPMs and tarballs on the site. Try
using these instead of the native drivers.

It's also possible that the sysfs version on Debian Etch is different
than what we get on RHEL or SLES.

If that doesn't work then I'm sorry, but I really don't know what else
to tell you. Dell doesn't support OMSA on Debian, therefore we don't
develop for Debian, test on Debian, or require our vendors to do either
of those things. So your mileage may vary in using OMSA on other Linux

Best of luck,
Patrick Boyd
Dell Storage Software Engineer

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Alessandro FAGLIA
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 1:21 AM
To: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: No storage info from OMSA 5.1 on Debian Etch

Alessandro FAGLIA wrote:
> Patrick_Boyd at wrote:
>> There are specific version of the mptlinux (aka mptscsi, aka mptsas) 
>> driver needed in addition to the mptctl driver. First I'd make sure 
>> that these modules are loaded and if they are and you still have 
>> problems compare your versions to the drivers listed on
> In the kernel configuration (v2.6.19), under "Device Drivers" > 
> "Fusion MPT device support", I configured items as follows:
> - Fusion MPT ScsiHost drivers for SAS (built-in)
> - (128) Maximum number of scatter gather entries (16 - 128) Other 
> items have not been compiled, neither built-in nor as modules.
> By means of lspci I can see the storage controller:
> 02:08.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 
> PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 01)
> What else whould I include in teh compilation in order to fix my
> How can I determine the version number of the MPT SAS driver compiled 
> in my kernel?

I tried to run OMSA on the kernel provided by Etch (2.6.17-2-686) but no
way. I cannot retrieve info on storage.

Any clue?


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