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Under RedHat 6.2 Updates and RedHat 7.0, the 2.2.x versions of the Linux kernel
had the Mid level SCSI patch from James Bottomley for SG_SCSI_RESET.
Currently under Fisher, the 2.4 version of the kernel does not have this patch included.
Are you planning on in-corporating this patch again in the 2.4 kernel to be part of your
If so, can you please give me an idea of when this will be incorporated.
Thanks much for all your help.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.The kernel currently lacks the patch
On a machine running RedHat 7.0:
grep scsi_reset_provider /proc/ksyms gives
On a machine Running Fisher:
grep scsi_reset_provider /proc/ksyms gives nothing
The 2.4 kernel does provide SG_SCSI_RESET.
What is the relation between SG_SCSI_RESET and scsi_reset_provider ?
In drivers/scsi/sg.c, the SG_SCSI_RESET function will return -EINVAL except when you request that nothing is
to be reset. The patch that James Bottemly <James.Bottomley@SteelEye.com> posted to the scsi interest mailing
list provides the missing functionality.
In order for the reset function to be implemented, they exported the kernel symbol scsi_reset_provider. Also, this patch
fixed scsi_obsolete.c where a SCSI RESERVATION conflict caused the scsi bus to be reset. This is clearly wrong and
prevents one initiator from blocking access by another initiator to a SCSI device. This is essential to creating a high
availability disk filesystem by preventing multiple accesses to the same disk from different systems.
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
I have verified the the same bug as Steve Drum. Bug #29572. The
hardware we are using is the same model (SGI 1200 == VALinux 2200).
Just wanted to put this out there to cut down on confusion, I will
add it to bugzilla as well.
I am having a issue kickstarting wolverine on a VALinux FullOn 2x2 2200
cluster. The nodes are dual 850Mhz/2GB memory/18GB IDE drives.
The install hangs trying to load the aic7xxx driver. Here is
the SCSI controller the VALinux cluster is using (although
I have no devices hanging off it).
bigfoot1# lspci | grep SCSI
00:0c.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 7896
00:0c.1 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 7896
I had no problem kickstarting fisher on this cluster.
Wolverine kickstarts work great for me for me on the IBM dual
1GHz x330s cluster I tried. The IBM cluster uses the same
driver, although it is a slightly different controller and
it does actually have SCSI disks hanging off the controller.
cheapdisk1$ lspci | grep SCSI
01:03.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 7892P (rev 02)
Doug, what do you think?
The SCSI reset patch has been integrated into our kernel tree. It will show up
in the next release. (the comments about the aic7xxx driver above somehow are
attached to this bug report even though they aren't relevant, so I'm not
addressing those here as this bug report was about the scsi reset patch).
This kernel is now available in rawhide. Please test it and re-open this
bug report if it doesn't work.