Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152943
Using lvm on 64-bit version of linux causes driver upgrades on 3ware 9500 series to render RAID array unaccessible
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 EST
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Description of problem:
I currently have the 64-bit version of Fedora Core 3 installed, and I'm using a 3ware 9500S-12 RAID controller with LVM. According to the 3ware website (search for "LVM" or article 13297 in the knowledgebase), if you try to update their driver with this combination (64-bit Linux with LVM), the RAID array will become unusable.
I haven't actually tried to update my 3ware driver because I don't want to lose access to my RAID array. I have contacted 3ware customer support and they say that it is a Linux bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have a 64-bit version of Linux, a 3ware controller card, and LVM
2.Try to upgrade the driver
Actual Results: I haven't tried it myself.
Expected Results: The driver should update and the RAID should still be accessible.
Sorry, but this is too vague.
What exactly fails?
What error messages?
Which driver? 3ware 9xxx SATA-RAID support (3w-9xxx)?
Are mkinitrd options being used to include the module?
I apologize for the vagueness. It's hard for me to provide details since I
haven't tried to replicate the bug on my system, and I'm only going off of a
report from the 3ware website. I was hoping 3ware had submitted a bug report
when I first checked Bugzilla.
In any case, I will contact 3ware technical support again and refer them to
this bug to see if they can provide more details.
Please reopen when you receive clarification.