mfi and Dell PERC 6/i

Scott Long scottl at
Wed Aug 25 04:56:18 UTC 2010

On Aug 24, 2010, at 8:57 PM, Danilo Baio wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I have a DELL PERC 6/i controller and I can't find the problem.
> The system was running and lost disk access with this messages on console:
> "mfi0: COMMAND 0xffffff80005d1770 TIMEOUT AFTER 6178 SECONDS"
> ...
> I can't log in, after a reboot, nothing on the logs.
> only shows this on boot:
> Aug 24 23:04:58 bazinga kernel: mfi0: 2806 (335999491s/0x0020/DEAD) - Fatal
> firmware error: Line 156 in ../../raid/1078int.c

The firmware on the controller crashed.  The best I can suggest is to look for newer firmware (mfiutil can flash firmware) and to call LSI or Dell tech-support and report the problem.  In the past, there have been bugs with patrol reads causing crashes under heavy load, so you might also look at disabling that option.


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