adaptec 2940u/uw dump card state ends
truckman at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 29 06:13:18 PST 2004
On 29 Jan, Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> Don Lewis wrote:
>> My first guess would not be termination. I would think that a
>> termination problem would muck up data transfers and would affect all
>> attempts to use the changer.
> Well, it may be too soon to tell, but this past Monday (or maybe Sunday? I
> can't remember) the machine spontaneously rebooted on me during a backup
> cycle to the tape drive. It was midnight, but I decided to take a trip to
> the office and have a look at it anyway.
> In the adaptec SCSI controller, I had the termination set to OFF for the LOW
> and HIGH parts of the bus. I changed this to AUTO for LOW and AUTO for HIGH
> and I turned off Ultra SCSI capability on the controller.
> I'm not sure which of those changes fixed the problem, but so far - 3 or 4
> days later - I haven't seen a single timeout and no spontaneous reboots.
> Hopefully it's fixed!
>> How is the changer connected to the 2940u/uw? If you are using an eight
>> bit cable
> Not sure what "bit" count it has, but it's an external wide cable. 50 pin,
That would be narrow/8-bit SCSI. wide/16-bit SCSI uses a 68 pin cable.
>> you'll want to configure the 2940u/uw to terminate the upper
>> 8 bits of the bus but not the lower 8.
> I think this may have been the problem. Setting both halves to "auto"
> probably fixed it.
If you previously had both upper and lower termination turned off on the
controller, the upper 8 bits of your SCSI bus were only terminated on
one end of the bus ...
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