PERC6 and megacli (don't know where to ask)

Mikolaj Kucharski mikolaj at kucharski.name
Tue Jun 29 11:48:10 CDT 2010


Hi,

Machine has two physical drives and each is configured as RAID0, so we
have two logical drives.

One drive died, and I've replaced it with new one. Below are the
commands which I ran, but I'm unable to re-create logical drive. I don't
understand what it means "Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache" in the
firmware log. I've tried various parameters to -CfgLdAdd but no luck so
far.

# megacli -? -nolog | grep -A2 -i cfgldadd
MegaCli -CfgLdAdd -rX[E0:S0,E1:S1,...] [WT|WB] [NORA|RA|ADRA] [Direct|Cached]
        [CachedBadBBU|NoCachedBadBBU] [-szXXX [-szYYY ...]]
        [-strpszM] [-Hsp[E0:S0,...]] [-AfterLdX] [-Force] -aN


Do you guys know by any chance why firmware doesn't want to accept my
request to create new logical drive? If you know any better place to
ask, please let me know. Thanks.

BTW: I know I can reboot the server and try via PERC's BIOS, but wanted
to understand why megacli is denying me creation of logical drive, as I
did that in the past many times and megacli worked fine.







# megacli -cfgforeign clear -a0 -nolog

There is no foreign configuration on controller 0.

Exit Code: 0x00



# megacli -pdlist -a0 -nolog

Adapter #0

Enclosure Device ID: 32
Slot Number: 0
Device Id: 0
Sequence Number: 11
Media Error Count: 0
Other Error Count: 0
Predictive Failure Count: 0
Last Predictive Failure Event Seq Number: 0
PD Type: SAS
Raw Size: 286102MB [0x22ecb25c Sectors]
Non Coerced Size: 285590MB [0x22dcb25c Sectors]
Coerced Size: 285568MB [0x22dc0000 Sectors]
Firmware state: Unconfigured(good)
SAS Address(0): 0x5000c50006ee5865
SAS Address(1): 0x0
Connected Port Number: 0(path0)
Inquiry Data: SEAGATE ST3300555SS     T2113LM3CLVC
Foreign State: None
Media Type: Hard Disk Device
Device Speed: Unknown
Link Speed: Unknown

Enclosure Device ID: 32
Slot Number: 1
Device Id: 1
Sequence Number: 2
Media Error Count: 0
Other Error Count: 0
Predictive Failure Count: 0
Last Predictive Failure Event Seq Number: 0
PD Type: SAS
Raw Size: 286102MB [0x22ecb25c Sectors]
Non Coerced Size: 285590MB [0x22dcb25c Sectors]
Coerced Size: 285568MB [0x22dc0000 Sectors]
Firmware state: Online
SAS Address(0): 0x5000c50006ee5231
SAS Address(1): 0x0
Connected Port Number: 1(path0)
Inquiry Data: SEAGATE ST3300555SS     T2113LM3CN64
Foreign State: None
Media Type: Hard Disk Device
Device Speed: Unknown
Link Speed: Unknown


Exit Code: 0x00







# megacli -cfgldadd -r0'[32:0]' WB -Force -a0 -nolog                 

Adapter 0: Configure Adapter Failed

Exit Code: 0x54






# megacli -FwTermLog -dsply -aall -nolog                             
Firmware Term Log Information on controller 0:
06/29/10 16:40:58: TTY History buffer cleared
06/29/10 16:41:09: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 16:46:05: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 16:46:25: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 16:46:35: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 16:47:02: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 16:48:35: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 16:50:18: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 16:53:34: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 16:55:36: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 17:16:57: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache
06/29/10 17:32:36: *****Refuse cfg add due to pinned cache

Exit Code: 0x00

















# megacli -AdpAllInfo -a0 -nolog

Adapter #0

==============================================================================
                    Versions
                ================
Product Name    : PERC 6/i Integrated
Serial No       : 1122334455667788
FW Package Build: 6.1.1-0047

                    Mfg. Data
                ================
Mfg. Date       : 06/24/08
Rework Date     : 06/24/08
Revision No     :
Battery FRU     : N/A

                Image Versions In Flash:
                ================
FW Version         : 1.21.02-0528
BIOS Version       : 2.01.00
WebBIOS Version    : 1.1-46-e_15-Rel
Ctrl-R Version     : 1.02-014B
Preboot CLI Version: 01.00-020:#%00004
Boot Block Version : 1.00.00.01-0011

                Pending Images In Flash
                ================
None

                PCI Info
                ================
Vendor Id       : 1000
Device Id       : 0060
SubVendorId     : 1028
SubDeviceId     : 1f0c

Host Interface  : PCIE

Number of Frontend Port: 0
Device Interface  : PCIE

Number of Backend Port: 8
Port  :  Address
0        5000c50006ee5865
1        5000c50006ee5231
2        0000000000000000
3        0000000000000000
4        0000000000000000
5        0000000000000000
6        0000000000000000
7        0000000000000000

                HW Configuration
                ================
SAS Address     : 50022190a14ee100
BBU             : Present
Alarm           : Absent
NVRAM           : Present
Serial Debugger : Present
Memory          : Present
Flash           : Present
Memory Size     : 256MB

                Settings
                ================
Current Time                     : 17:39:10 6/29, 2010
Predictive Fail Poll Interval    : 300sec
Interrupt Throttle Active Count  : 16
Interrupt Throttle Completion    : 50us
Rebuild Rate                     : 30%
PR Rate                          : 30%
Resynch Rate                     : 30%
Check Consistency Rate           : 30%
Reconstruction Rate              : 30%
Cache Flush Interval             : 4s
Max Drives to Spinup at One Time : 2
Delay Among Spinup Groups        : 12s
Physical Drive Coercion Mode     : 128MB
Cluster Mode                     : Disabled
Alarm                            : Disabled
Auto Rebuild                     : Enabled
Battery Warning                  : Enabled
Ecc Bucket Size                  : 15
Ecc Bucket Leak Rate             : 1440 Minutes
Restore HotSpare on Insertion    : Disabled
Expose Enclosure Devices         : Disabled
Maintain PD Fail History         : Disabled
Host Request Reordering          : Enabled
Auto Detect BackPlane Enabled    : SGPIO/i2c SEP
Load Balance Mode                : Auto
Any Offline VD Cache Preserved   : Yes

                Capabilities
                ================
RAID Level Supported             : RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID6, RAID10, RAID50, RAID60
Supported Drives                 : SAS, SATA

Allowed Mixing:

Mix In Enclosure Allowed

                Status
                ================
ECC Bucket Count                 : 0

                Limitations
                ================
Max Arms Per VD         : 32
Max Spans Per VD        : 8
Max Arrays              : 128
Max Number of VDs       : 64
Max Parallel Commands   : 1008
Max SGE Count           : 80
Max Data Transfer Size  : 8192 sectors
Max Strips PerIO        : 42
Min Stripe Size         : 8kB
Max Stripe Size         : 1024kB

                Device Present
                ================
Virtual Drives    : 1
  Degraded        : 0
  Offline         : 0
Physical Devices  : 3
  Disks           : 2
  Critical Disks  : 0
  Failed Disks    : 0
                Supported Adapter Operations
                ================
Rebuild Rate                    : Yes
CC Rate                         : Yes
BGI Rate                        : Yes
Reconstruct Rate                : Yes
Patrol Read Rate                : Yes
Alarm Control                   : Yes
Cluster Support                 : No
BBU                             : Yes
Spanning                        : Yes
Dedicated Hot Spare             : Yes
Revertible Hot Spares           : Yes
Foreign Config Import           : Yes
Self Diagnostic                 : Yes
Allow Mixed Redundancy on Array : No
Global Hot Spares               : Yes
Deny SCSI Passthrough           : No
Deny SMP Passthrough            : No
Deny STP Passthrough            : No

                Supported VD Operations
                ================
Read Policy          : Yes
Write Policy         : Yes
IO Policy            : Yes
Access Policy        : Yes
Disk Cache Policy    : Yes
Reconstruction       : Yes
Deny Locate          : No
Deny CC              : No

                Supported PD Operations
                ================
Force Online                            : Yes
Force Offline                           : Yes
Force Rebuild                           : Yes
Deny Force Failed                       : No
Deny Force Good/Bad                     : No
Deny Missing Replace                    : No
Deny Clear                              : No
Deny Locate                             : No
Disable Copyback                        : No
Enable Copyback on SMART                : No
Enable Copyback to SSD on SMART error   : No

                Error Counters
                ================
Memory Correctable Errors   : 0
Memory Uncorrectable Errors : 0

                Cluster Information
                ================
Cluster Permitted     : No
Cluster Active        : No

                Default Settings
                ================
Phy Polarity                     : 0
Phy PolaritySplit                : 0
Background Rate                  : 30
Stripe Size                      : 64kB
Flush Time                       : 4 seconds
Write Policy                     : WB
Read Policy                      : None
Cache When BBU Bad               : Disabled
Cached IO                        : No
SMART Mode                       : Mode 6
Alarm Disable                    : No
Coercion Mode                    : 128MB
ZCR Config                       : Unknown
Dirty LED Shows Drive Activity   : No
BIOS Continue on Error           : No
Spin Down Mode                   : None
Allowed Device Type              : SAS/SATA Mix
Allow Mix In Enclosure           : Yes
Allow HDD SAS/SATA Mix In VD     : No
Allow SSD SAS/SATA Mix In VD     : No
Allow HDD/SAS Mix In VD          : No
Allow SATA In Cluster            : No
Max Chained Enclosures           : 1
Disable Ctrl-R                   : No
Enable Web BIOS                  : No
Direct PD Mapping                : Yes
BIOS Enumerate VDs               : Yes
Restore Hot Spare on Insertion   : No
Expose Enclosure Devices         : No
Maintain PD Fail History         : No
Disable Puncturing               : No
Zero Based Enclosure Enumeration : Yes
PreBoot CLI Enabled              : No
LED Show Drive Activity          : No
Cluster Disable                  : Yes
SAS Disable                      : No
Auto Detect BackPlane Enable     : SGPIO/i2c SEP
Delay during POST                : 0

Exit Code: 0x00





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best regards
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