strange message from ciss: ciss0: SENDING NOP MESSAGE FAILED

Mark Atkinson atkin901 at
Fri Jan 11 12:31:36 PST 2008

I get the following on the console every few seconds after upgrading a hp
dl380g3 today to -current.  My old kernel was from Aug 9th where I didn't
see this behavior.   I'm not sure if that kernel contained 1.16 of

ciss0: command status 0x2 (data underrun) scsi status 0x0

dmesg for this device:
ciss0: <Compaq Smart Array 5i> port 0x3000-0x30ff mem
0xf2dc0000-0xf2dfffff,0xf2cf0000-0xf2cf3fff irq 30 at device 3.0 on pci1
ciss0: Reserved 0x40000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xf2dc0000
ioapic1: routing intpin 14 (PCI IRQ 30) to vector 52
ciss0: [MPSAFE]
ciss0: [ITHREAD]
ciss0: using 256 of 1024 available commands
ciss0:   firmware 2.36
ciss0:   2 SCSI channels
ciss0:   signature 'CISS'
ciss0:   valence 1
ciss0:   supported I/O methods 0xe<simple,performant,MEMQ>
ciss0:   active I/O method 0x3<simple>
ciss0:   4G page base 0x00000000
ciss0:   interrupt coalesce delay 1000us
ciss0:   interrupt coalesce count 16
ciss0:   max outstanding commands 1024
ciss0:   bus types 0x2<ultra3>
ciss0:   server name ''
ciss0:   heartbeat 0x30000032
ciss0: 2 physical devices
ciss0: 1 logical drive
ciss0: logical drive (b0t0): RAID 0, 34304MB online

uname snippet:
FreeBSD dl380-1 8.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #3: Fri Jan 11 19:09:32 PST
2008     root at  i386

Mark Atkinsondl380-1# grep \$FreeBSD *
ciss.c: *       $FreeBSD: src/sys/dev/ciss/ciss.c,v 1.85 2007/11/05 13:54:23
iwasaki Exp $
cissio.h: *     $FreeBSD: src/sys/dev/ciss/cissio.h,v 1.5 2005/05/18
05:31:34 ps Exp $
cissreg.h: *    $FreeBSD: src/sys/dev/ciss/cissreg.h,v 1.16 2005/08/09
20:53:51 ps Exp $
cissvar.h: *    $FreeBSD: src/sys/dev/ciss/cissvar.h,v 1.11 2007/05/01
05:13:15 scottl Exp $

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