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hangs with p800 and msa60 after updating hp rhel4 driver

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hangs with p800 and msa60 after updating hp rhel4 driver

Last week I updated my RHEL 4.5 x86_64, p800 & msa60 system to this


At the same time, I changed the strip size to 128K from 64K.

The array worked fine for around 4 days that took to complete the change of strip operation.

Then the next day it froze up: anything trying to access the msa60 went into the D state, including ACU and the cli. Trying to umount the filesystem (gpfs) resulted in kernel panic.

During the reboot a message frpm p800 showed up: "a conroller failure event occured
prior to this powerup" there were some hex codes too but I did not write them down.

After two days, the same happened again, I did a remote power cycle but I was unable to see if the p800 spitted the same error again.

With the previous driver I had not such problems.

Am I doing something wrong or the new driver is to blame? If it happens again, I will try with the old one.