FreeBSD 5.4 & Adaptec 2010s - raidutil / aaccli
user at celeritystorm.com
Sat Jul 16 19:07:16 GMT 2005
I can't post exact messages now, but dmesg detects an asr "Adaptec
Caching RAID", and the only disk detected (the RAID-10) is da0. As I
mentioned, raidutil (from the asr utils package) keeps saying
/dev/rdpti17 doesn't exist, and if I symlink asr0 -> rdpti17, the next
time I run raidutil, it will erase the symlink. As I also mentioned,
some posts from google mentioned symlinking /dev/rasr0 -> rdpti17, but I
don't have such device.
If you're talking about the SYSV-related kernel options, I have tried
these and the error is the same.
Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> On Jul 16, 2005, at 10:45 AM, M. L. wrote:
>> I've managed to install FreeBSD 5 on a RAID-10 after my weird
>> problem of random letters/numbers scrolling on the screen upon a CD
>> boot (actually installed 4.10 from CD, cvsupped to 5.4, it worked -
>> seems to be something related to the CD boot loader..).
>> Wanting to have something to manage the raid with, a simple make
>> search key=adaptec showed asr-utils and aaccli. I've had no luck
>> with either one.
>> I don't have the server online now (have it at home before shipping
>> it, only have one set of cables, a pain to switch them due to cable
>> locations etc)
>> With raidutil (from asr-utils), a raidutil -L all says something
>> about COMPATIBITY NUMBER and then something about /dev/rdpti17. I've
>> tried to symlink /dev/asr0 to /dev/rdpti17, but the symlink is gone
>> when I run raidutil again. I googled a bit and there were
>> suggestions about /dev/rasr0 -> /dev/rdpti17, but I have no rasr0
>> device - only asr0. There was also some links about increasing SYSV
>> memory, which I did, no luck either.
>> I tried aaccli after having no luck with raidutil, and a aaccli open
>> asr0 says the controller is invalid or non-existant.
>> camcontrol devlist shows the RAID-10, and I'm pretty sure the RAID
>> is working - I've installed FreeBSD on it lol :-)
>> All that I'm missing now is a tool to be able to manage the raid..
>> any suggestions ?
> What is the device name for the disks? What does dmesg say when it
> detects the controller? If it says something with aac in it then you
> want the LINUX aaccli and if it says asr you want the asr utils, but
> you need to google on FreeBSD and asr as there is a kernel option you
> need for 5.4 to work with the asr utilities.
> For the aac device, you need to get the Linux aaccli program (much
> more advanced) and also load the linux_aac kernel module.
> I have both a 2200S (aac) working with 5.3 and a 2100S (asr) working
> with 5.4. ALl on i386 version of FBSD
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