Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426418
IBM ServeRaid Fc8 x86_64 issues several ips ...Reset Request Cache Flushed.. at boot
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:34:28 EST
Description of problem:
I've installed Fc8 x86_64 on an IBM x236 dual Xeon 4GB ServeRaid 7k that has
worked for years with Fc5. At boot it hangs for minutes after the nash and
before the udev. Adding debug to the kernel parameter I saw that ips issues
several msg like "ips xxxxxx Reset Request Cache Flushed" waiting for 10 secs
between every message. After that the server starts and seems to work as
expected. Before x86_64 I tried Fc8 x86 ( 32 bit ) and Ubuntu Amd64 without the
problem. I've updated ServeRaid's Bios to the latest 7.12.13 but the issue remains.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ServeRaid Bios 7.12.13
At every restart
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Power on the server
Boot the server takes minutes
Normal boot times
The adapter is being reset over and over at startup. Hard to say if it is an
error causing reset or someone calling the reset ioctl.
(In reply to comment #1)
> The adapter is being reset over and over at startup. Hard to say if it is an
> error causing reset or someone calling the reset ioctl.
It seems that ips in 2.6.24 has a related fix:
IBM ServeRAID driver Change Log
4 5.00.01 - Sarasota ( 5i ) adapters must always be scanned first
5 - Get rid on IOCTL_NEW_COMMAND code
6 - Add Extended DCDB Commands for Tape Support in 5I
8 4.90.11 - Don't actually RESET unless it's physically required
9 - Remove unused compile options
kernel 2.6.25-0.61.rc2.git4.fc9 from koji fixes the problem.
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