SLES10 SP2 on 2950 with a Perc6/iR raid controller

Jayson Smuts jayson at
Wed Sep 3 06:55:04 CDT 2008

Hi Ram

dkms status shows me that the module is loaded
does this module "mptlinux" replace mptsas or are they both required 
how can I tell which one is being used for the Perc6/iR controller

Regards Jayson

>>> <Ram_Sevak at> 9/2/2008 1:30:13 pm >>>
Hi Jayson,
You will have to build and then install the module into dkms tree also.
This can be done using command "dkms <build/install> -m <mptlinux> -v
<> -k `uname -r`" in your case. Please ensure that you have
the kernel sources installed beforehand. 
If this module installs correctly, "dkms status" command will show
mptlinux as installed. And "modinfo mptlinux" will show you the updated
module version.

Hope it helps.


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Subject: SLES10 SP2 on 2950 with a Perc6/iR raid controller

Hi all

I have done a clean install on a 2950 with a perc6/iR controller

I have loaded the two drivers that dell recommend
the network card loaded and the raid controller
with dkms status shows the loaded modules output below

sa1:/home/jayson # dkms status
bnx2, 1.7.1c: added
mptlinux, added

this shows the correct driver Ver 4.00.07 as loaded

The only concern I have is the dell server admin web interface
still shows me Ver 3.04.06 where as dkms shows me the version i loaded
Ver 4.00.07 for the mptsas module is Ver 4.00.07

Are both mptsas and mptlinux supposed to be loaded or does mptlinux
replaced mptsas
as I presume mptsas is the item showing as version 3.04.06

How are others running there installation

Regards Jayson

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