CCISS LINUX DRIVER

If you need to reset your password, click here. Fixed race condition that could show up during driver init. The logical drives are presented to the block layer not to the SCSI midlayer. Despites this tools doesn’t provide any high-end feature and can’t show anything about physical disks, it’s nice for two reasons:. The hpsa driver is available in the kernel. Updates for kdump support Changes since 3. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

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Fixed race condition that could show up during driver init.

Last updated March 4, latest version is 3. The hpsa driver is a SCSI driver, while the cciss driver is a block driver. Hosting sponsored by http: Anonymous March ccias, at Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Devices nodes note 3. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. Adil Mhaisker June 26, at These won’t work with very old kernels such as the 2.

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You can use these if you have a supported distribution running a supported kernel. To install, download Debian cciss source package. Download all attachments as: Hpsa should be fine for new installs on these controllers, however.

A new Smart Array driver called “hpsa” has been accepted into the main line linux kernel as of Dec 18,in linux Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. If necessary, deb package will compile kernel as well.

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HP/Compaq SmartArray series

If you would like to run hpsa instead, there is a new module parameter to cciss, “cciss. To enable this feature of hpsa, the module parameter hpsa. Updates for kdump support Changes since 3. It also handle unexpected output changes and reminders until the status is fine again.

HP Smart Array CCISS driver

In the case of kernels with cciss and hpsa drivers which do have overlapping sets of supported controllers, by default, cciss will claim these devices if it is loaded prior to hpsa which it normally will be. Most likely, you do not need these, as the cciss driver has been in the Linux kernel for a very long time, and most distributions will already have a cciss driver which will work for you as is.

Arrayprobe offsite makes a report of events recorded by Smartarray contollers.

If you need to reset your password, click here. Has anyone ever seen a tutorial on why devices are set up this way?

Proliant servers usually always? The only disk devices that are presented to the kernel are logical drives that the array controller constructs from regions on the physical drives.

cciss(4) – Linux man page

You linuz to query all controllers if you have more than one but query the first logical drive only is fine otherwise you will have duplicated lines. All times are GMT Help answer threads with 0 replies. The cciss driver previously contained a feature which would enable it by default to run on Smart Array controllers which it did not explicitly recognize except so far as to be able to determine that they were some sort of Smart Array.

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With all the various distributions, it is difficult to come up with a set of bulletproof universal instructions for making such a switch, so we cciws that you simply continue to use cciss in such instances.

Files Device nodes The device naming scheme is as follows: From time to time there may be instances in ccjss hardware or driver features are not supported by the pinux driver which comes with your distribution or kernel, because it is too old, or the hardware is too new, etc. OS distros with warnings. You will have to create “Physical Volume s ” like c0dxp1 and so on as shown in diagram over that c0dx.