Adaptec 29320ALP-R and tape drive

Justin T. Gibbs gibbs at
Tue Jul 7 16:05:20 UTC 2009

The pciconf -l line for the controller would be useful.  Some other debug
data may be useful too, but I'll need to review some code first before I
know what more I need.


Jay Hall wrote:
> That worked.  Would any of the information displayed while booting be 
> helpful at this point?
> Jay
> On Jul 7, 2009, at 10:46 AM, Justin T. Gibbs wrote:
>> Go into the card 29320's BIOS and configure your tape drive for 
>> non-packetized
>> negotiation.  If this works, we can try a few other things in the 
>> driver to see
>> if it is possible to get things working in packetized mode.
>> -- 
>> Justin
>> Jay Hall wrote:
>>> I just installed an Adaptec 29320ALP-R in my FreeBSD 7.2 server.  
>>> Connected to the card is an HP Ultrium 1/8 G2 tape drive.
>>> During the boot sequence, FreeBSD pauses to wait for the SCSI devices 
>>> to settle.  Then, I receive the following message
>>> (probe79:ahd0:0:4:0: Probable outgoing LQ CRC error.  Retrying command.
>>> I have moved the card to a different slot with the same results, 
>>> replaced the cable, etc.   If I do not power on the tape drive, the 
>>> system will boot normally.
>>> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jay
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