Dell PE 1650 and aacraid errors

pzero pzero at hotpop.com
Mon May 10 06:47:01 CDT 2004


On 3-05-2004 16:27, Cristian_Colfescu at Dell.com wrote:
> You can check it in the controller management utility:
> dellmgr for LSI
> afacli for Adaptec
> RHEL 3 comes with good drivers - the developers try to push drivers directly into the kernel => the distro gets them automatically.
> It is always important to have a decent level of firmware.
> Sometimes it corrects known issues, sometimes it gives other functionality (depends on the controller).

Hi all,
there are new scsi errors in the server's log file:

***
May  9 04:33:59 myserver kernel: aacraid:ID(0:02:0); Error Event 
[command:0x28]
May  9 04:33:59 myserver kernel: aacraid:ID(0:02:0); Hardware Error 
[k:0x4,c:0x2,q:0x80]
May  9 04:33:59 myserver kernel: aacraid:ID(0:02:0); No Seek Complete
May  9 04:34:13 myserver kernel: aacraid:ID(0:02:0) Timeout detected on 
cmd[0x28]
May  9 04:34:13 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 6 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:14 myserver kernel: aacraid:ID(0:02:0); Aborted Command 
[command:0x28]
May  9 04:34:17 myserver kernel: aacraid: <...repeats 1 more times>
May  9 04:34:17 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 1 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:22 myserver kernel: aacraid:ID(0:02:0); Abort Timeout. 
Resetting Bus 0
May  9 04:34:22 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI bus reset issued on channel 0
May  9 04:34:28 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 7 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:34 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 4 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:37 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 3 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 1 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 2 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 1 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid: <...repeats 5 more times>
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid:SCSI Channel[0]: Timeout 
Detected On 2 Command(s)
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid:ID(0:02:0) - IO failed, Cmd[0x28]
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid:Drive 0:2:0 returning error
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid:RAID5 Container 0 Drive 0:2:0 
Failure
May  9 04:34:50 myserver kernel: aacraid:RAID5 Failover Container 0 No 
Failover Assigned
May  9 04:50:46 myserver kernel: aacraid:Drive 0:2:0 offline on 
container 0:
***

My RAID controller (Adaptec PERC3/Di) firmware version is 2.7.0.
Should I upgrade it to the latest version (2.8.0)?
Will it get rid of the errors?

What about the drivers?

Where can I find the documentation for the utility afacli?

Thanks!




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