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sym53c896 error messages

Gregory Lee
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sym53c896 error messages

I'm getting a lot of sync msgout/in errors in my error logs, anyone know what the error means?

kernel: sym53c896-1-<5,0>: sync msgout: 1-3-1-c-1f.
kernel: sym53c896-1-<5,0>: sync msg in: 1-3-1-19-f.
kernel: sym53c896-1-<5,0>: sync: per=25 scntl3=0x50 scntl4=0x0 ofs=15 fak=0 chg=0.
kernel: sym53c896-1-<5,*>: FAST-10 SCSI 10.0 MB/s (100 ns, offset 15)
kernel: sym53c896-1-<5,0>: sync msgout: 1-3-1-c-1f.
kernel: sym53c896-1-<5,0>: sync msg in: 1-3-1-19-f.


Thanks in advance,
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tony j. podrasky
Valued Contributor

Re: sym53c896 error messages

I have one of the older symbios controllers.

There are several READMEs in /usr/src/linux-2.2.12/drivers/scsi.

One of them has a list of parameters that you can tune.

You might want to turn on asyncronous operations.

Also, what kind of disks are you using that the channel is only running at 10Mb/s?

Mine are old Seagate Cheetahs, and I'm running at FAST-20 / 40Mb/s.

regards,
tonyp
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