Debian/GNU Linux OMSA 5.2 package

Alessandro FAGLIA a.faglia at
Thu Jun 7 01:19:56 CDT 2007

-------- Original Message  --------
Subject: Re:Debian/GNU Linux OMSA 5.2 package
From: <Patrick_Boyd at>
To: marcus at, yoshimurah at
Cc: linux-poweredge at
Date: Wed Jun 06 2007 19:32:22 GMT+0200 (ora legale Europa occidentale)

> You need to verify that the MPTCTL driver is loaded. This is OMSA's
> interface to the SAS 5, PERC 4/IM, and several non-RAID cards.

My server is a PE840 and the RAID card (SAS5iR) is recognized as follows 
by dmesg:
> Fusion MPT base driver 3.04.03
> Copyright (c) 1999-2007 LSI Logic Corporation
> Fusion MPT SAS Host driver 3.04.03
> ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:08.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
> mptbase: Initiating ioc0 bringup
> ioc0: SAS1068: Capabilities={Initiator}
> scsi0 : ioc0: LSISAS1068, FwRev=00063200h, Ports=1, MaxQ=511, IRQ=16
> scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      ST3160812AS      J    PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
> scsi 0:0:1:0: Direct-Access     ATA      ST3160812AS      J    PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
> scsi 0:1:0:0: Direct-Access     Dell     VIRTUAL DISK     1028 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5

I've compiled the "Fusion MPT ScsiHost drivers for SAS" directly into 
the kernel (an not as module):

> # Fusion MPT device support
> #
> # CONFIG_FUSION_SPI is not set
> # CONFIG_FUSION_FC is not set

I've installed the mpt-status deb, but when I issue the command I get:
> afaglia at cpsrv001:~$ sudo mpt-status
> open /dev/mptctl: No such device
>   Are you sure your controller is supported by mptlinux?
> Also make sure mptctl is loaded into the kernel

(the same if I issue the command as root).

/dev/mptctl exists:
> afaglia at cpsrv001:/dev$ ls -l mptctl
> crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 10, 220 2007-05-10 17:36 mptctl

Anybody could tell me:
1. why mpt-status gives me this output (although I have the char device 
mptctl) and
2. am I right with the direct compilation of CONFIG_FUSION_SAS into the 

Thanks for your support.

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