Dell SAS5/IR

Grant Peel gpeel at
Tue Jul 13 20:30:39 UTC 2010

Hi all,

I was attempiting to restage a server last night to no avail. It is a Dell 860 with a LSI SAS (Dell SAS5/SI) controller. 

This was happening when I was dumping the filesystems from a USB memory stick (da1s1) to the hard drive (Seagate 76 GIG SAS - da0s1).

Can anyone tell me if they have seen this before? or if it is a Hard disk problem, or a problem with the SAS controller, or is it a FreeBSD problem?

I ahve donwloaded the latest SAS firmware and installed it, ran the Dell 32 Bit diags,  ran the drive diagnostics, etc etc and everything passes with no errors.

I simply cant install dumps, or install a fresh copy of freebsd.

I have snapshots of what the console iis showing, but in a nutshell:

(da0:mpt:0:0:0:0): Synchonize cahce failed, status =0x4a, scsi status = 0x0
(da0:mpt:0:0:0:0): removing device entry
Device /da0s1e went missing before all of the data could be written to it, expect data loss

I have snapshots if anyone wants me to send them off list.

Any possible resalutions ?



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