Three Observatins with 6.2.35 on Linux 2.4.20
strauss at ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
Tue May 27 01:46:21 PDT 2003
>> Like some other people we recognized messages raised by PCI interrupts
>> signalling parity errors on the PCI bus (that are not necessarily
>> caused by the SCSI subsystem). So we moved to 6.2.35, which is
>> supposed to turn off these messages after 10 messages have been
>> issued. But what in fact happens is, that it is *not* turned off, but
>> every such message is just followed by additional lines that just say
>> it would be turned off now (see below).
Justin> Can you see if the latest driver *finally* correts this issue for you?
Justin> The version number has not been bumped yet (still waiting to integrate
Justin> one more change), but a source snapshot can be found here:
Thank you! I will switch to that driver as soon as possible. My
problem is, that now - since we understand that the PCI parity error
messages are not complaining about our SCSI subsystem - we have put the
stuff into operational use for our central file servers, and I
hesitate to reboot those systems too often because it bothers my fellows
and some NFS clients have troble when the NFS servers reboot.
>> Another observation is that the message "DV failed to configure
>> device. Please file a bug report against this driver." appears.
>> Since I don't even know what domain validation is, I'm hereby just
>> doing what this messages says. :-) So far, I'm just ignoring it and
>> I may turn DV off through the appropriate command line option.
Justin> Well, from the dmesg output, it seems that the device we are
Justin> complaining about isn't behaving very well - the inquiry data
Justin> is not even retrieved correctly. What is the make and model
Justin> of the device at target Id 1?
Oh! Doesn't sound good to me. It's a 1.4TB RAID system that we have
just purchased. :-} We got it from the german/european dealer
"transtec", but I guess the device is just relabeled by transtec
(including some slight firmware changes, because the SCSI manufacturer
is claimed to be "transtec" and the model is claimed to be "" :-)) and
the real manufacturer is Axus.
Could you give me a pointer to some information about what DV is and
how I can find out more about what's wrong with our device? I'm not
too familiar with SCSI and I heard the term DV from your driver for
the first time. :-)
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