Bug 39177 - Timeout when using AMI Megaraid 438, Enterprise 1400 controller
Summary: Timeout when using AMI Megaraid 438, Enterprise 1400 controller
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-05-05 02:29 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 12:15:33 UTC


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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-05 02:29:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
With the Enterprise 1400 controller I get controller timouts and the 
system hangs when booting with the new kernel.  It works great using the 
2.2 kernel.  I have firmware 148g on the controller. 

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot using the 2.4 kernel in RH 7.1 with the controller installed
2.
3.
	

Actual Results:  scsi timeout when the kernel starts to scan the channels 
on the card

Expected Results:  scanned the channels and kept booting

Additional info:

Tried AMI's firmware 148g (dated 6-2000)
tried HP's 3si latest firmware (same controller)

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-05 11:38:50 UTC
For another reporter, going to the C158 (or G158) firmware fixed the problem.
The changelog of the firmware mentioned serious problems in earlier versions.
Could you please try this ?

See bug 37531 for more information.

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-09 11:52:24 UTC
AMI has confirmed you need a "158" series firmware as the "148" series had
a bug that makes the controller not work with the enhanced driver in 2.4
kernels.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-05-09 11:55:25 UTC
AMI has confirmed you need a "158" series firmware as the "148" series had
a bug that makes the controller not work with the enhanced driver in 2.4
kernels.

Could you try newer firmware and see if that fixes this?

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-05-11 05:05:04 UTC
Unfortunately for this card (Enterprise 1400 - 438) card AMI has not updated the
firmware to v158.  The lastest version on their site is 148.  I should also note
after further investigation that the driver works using the single processor
kernel but does not work using the smp kernel.  I also noticed that AMI has
updated the driver to 1.15.  What would the difference be between the 2
different kernels and the megaraid driver besides support for 2 processors? 
Help me out here, I'm not a kernel hacker...

Comment 5 Alan Cox 2003-06-06 12:15:33 UTC
This should all be working with newer kernels (drivers 1.18 etc) and firmware.
Firmware can be a big issue here. If not please re-open



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