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DDS4 (C5686) for Tru64 v.4.0

Demosthenes S. Pappas
Occasional Contributor

DDS4 (C5686) for Tru64 v.4.0

I have installed a DDS4 tape drive to a DS20E AlphaServer that run under Tru64 v.4.0.f UNIX.

I have all the configuration switches to ON except 3 and/or 8 to OFF.

Although the drive is obtainable with sh dev
from SRM prompt with and
from UNIX the mt -f /dev/rmt0h report
a unit status with mt_erreg = 0 when we use the tar -tvf /dev/rmt0h command, the UNIX output with I/O errors.

Have you ever face such case?

Any idea to sucessfully write / read on DDS4 tape drives at Tru64 v.4.0.f?

Thank you in advance,
/Demosthenes Pappas
Greece
4 REPLIES
Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: DDS4 (C5686) for Tru64 v.4.0

Was the device properly identified when the system booted up? Can you show us the boot message from /var/adm/messages?

How did you create the device special file for /dev/rmt0h?

Are there any error messages in the error log?
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: DDS4 (C5686) for Tru64 v.4.0

What is the output of:

scu show edt

Can you see the tape device?

Check with uerf or dia the name of the tape device:

uerf -R -r300

To simplify the configuration, you can try booting the genvmunix kernel and compile again to generate the right device special file:

boot -fi genvmunix
bcheckrc
lmf reset
doconfig
(Select all options if you are not sure)
(Do not edit the configuration file)
## Copy the new kernel
cp /vmunix /vmunix.bak
cp /path/to/new/kernel /vmunix
reboot
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Demosthenes S. Pappas
Occasional Contributor

Re: DDS4 (C5686) for Tru64 v.4.0

Info for Ivan
===============
# scu scan edt
Scanning all available buses, please be patient...
# scu show edt

CAM Equipment Device Table (EDT) Information:

Device: BD009635C3 Bus: 0, Target: 0, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BD009635C3 Bus: 0, Target: 1, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00912301 Bus: 1, Target: 0, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00912301 Bus: 1, Target: 1, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00912301 Bus: 1, Target: 2, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00912301 Bus: 1, Target: 3, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00913466 Bus: 1, Target: 4, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: DEC WSE BSD/V1 Bus: 1, Target: 6, Lun: 7, Type: Processor
Device: BB00912301 Bus: 6, Target: 0, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00912301 Bus: 6, Target: 1, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00911CA0 Bus: 6, Target: 2, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00912301 Bus: 6, Target: 3, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: BB00912301 Bus: 6, Target: 4, Lun: 0, Type: Direct Access
Device: DEC WSE BSD/V1 Bus: 6, Target: 6, Lun: 7, Type: Processor


Info for Han (every time that tar -cvf or tvf /dev/rmt0his executed the SCSI bus is reset)

The /dev/rmt0* files are deleted before
DDS4 drive installation.
Systenm created them after alphaserver reboot.

=============

# cd /var/adm
#
#
# tail -200 messages
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: lp0 at isa0
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: fdi0 at isa0
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: fd0 at fdi0 unit 0
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: ata0 at pci0 slot 105 (slot 5, function 1)
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: ata0: CYPRESS 82C693
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: scsi2 at ata0 slot 0
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: ata1 at pci0 slot 205 (slot 5, function 2)
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: ata1: CYPRESS 82C693
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: scsi3 at ata1 slot 0
Apr 26 10:31:47 db1 vmunix: usb0 at pci0 slot 305 (slot 5, function 3)
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: comet0: Card type 'Elsa GLoria' with 8MB framebuffer memory.
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: comet0 at pci0 slot 7
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: pci2000 at pci0 slot 8
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: itpsa1 at pci2000 slot 0
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: IntraServer ROM Version V2.0 (c)1998
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: scsi4 at itpsa1 slot 0
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: itpsa2 at pci2000 slot 1
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: IntraServer ROM Version V2.0 (c)1998
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: scsi5 at itpsa2 slot 0
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: tu0: DECchip 21140: Revision: 2.2
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: tu0: auto negotiation capable device
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: tu0 at pci2000 slot 2
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: tu0: DEC TULIP (10/100) Ethernet Interface, hardware address: 00-06-2B-00-5A-F5
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: tu0: auto negotiation off: selecting 100BaseTX (UTP) port: full duplex
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: isp1 at pci0 slot 9
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: isp1: QLOGIC ISP1040B/V2 - Differential Mode
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: isp1: Firmware revision 5.57 (loaded by console)
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: isp1: Fast RAM timing enabled.
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: scsi6 at isp1 slot 0
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: rz48 at scsi6 target 0 lun 0 (LID=15) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: rz49 at scsi6 target 1 lun 0 (LID=16) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: rz50 at scsi6 target 2 lun 0 (LID=17) (COMPAQ BB00911CA0 3BS8) (Wide16)
Apr 26 10:31:48 db1 vmunix: rz51 at scsi6 target 3 lun 0 (LID=18) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: rz52 at scsi6 target 4 lun 0 (LID=19) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: processor at scsi6 target 6 lun 7 (LID=27) (ASE AM DEC WSE BSD/V1 TMV2)
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: Created FRU table binary error log packet
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: lvm0: configured.
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: lvm1: configured.
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: kernel console: ace0
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: dli: configured
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: i2c: Server Management Hardware Present
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: clubase: configured
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: dlmsl: configured
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: drd: configured.
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: configured
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: dlm: configured.
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: rm_sw_init: begin MC initialization.
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: rm_boot_am_i_alone: entered
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: checking for existing memory channel nodes
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: rm_slave_init
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: slave unit boot phase 0: checking cables
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: slave unit boot phase 1: request data ...
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: slave unit boot phase 2: get lock data from all nodes
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: slave unit boot phase 3: update request ...
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: memory channel software inited - node 0 on mc0
Apr 26 10:31:49 db1 vmunix: ccomsub: configured
Apr 26 10:31:50 db1 vmunix: mcnet: configured
Apr 26 10:31:50 db1 vmunix: memory channel - adding node 1
Apr 26 10:31:50 db1 vmunix: AM found a host at bus 1 target 6, lun 7
Apr 26 10:31:50 db1 vmunix: AM found a host at bus 6 target 6, lun 7
Apr 26 10:31:50 db1 vmunix: MEMORY CHANNEL API - initializing
Apr 26 10:31:54 db1 vmunix: cnxagent : Get MC information reports hubless
Apr 26 10:31:54 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: mcdb1 is now a cluster member
Apr 26 10:31:54 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: added node mcdb2
Apr 26 10:31:55 db1 vmunix: dlm_agent: resuming lock activity
Apr 26 10:31:59 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: resuming
Apr 26 10:32:01 db1 vmunix: Environmental Monitoring Subsystem Configured.
Apr 26 10:32:10 db1 vmunix: SuperLAT. Copyright 1994 Meridian Technology Corp. All rights reserved.
Apr 26 10:38:07 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 26 10:38:07 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 26 10:44:58 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 26 10:44:58 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 26 11:08:16 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 26 11:08:16 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 26 11:18:05 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 26 11:18:05 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 28 10:24:46 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: suspending
Apr 28 10:28:46 db1 vmunix: Alpha boot: available memory from 0x14d0000 to 0x1ff44000
Apr 28 10:28:46 db1 vmunix: Digital UNIX V4.0F (Rev. 1229); Tue Sep 9 12:03:59 EET DST 2003
Apr 28 10:28:46 db1 vmunix: physical memory = 512.00 megabytes.
Apr 28 10:28:46 db1 vmunix: available memory = 490.46 megabytes.
Apr 28 10:28:46 db1 vmunix: using 1955 buffers containing 15.27 megabytes of memory
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: Firmware revision: 6.6-11
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: PALcode: Digital UNIX version 1.92-74
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: COMPAQ AlphaServer DS20E 500 MHz
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: pci1 at nexus
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: itpsa0 at pci1 slot 7
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: IntraServer ROM Version V2.0 (c)1998
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: scsi0 at itpsa0 slot 0
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: rz0 at scsi0 target 0 lun 0 (LID=0) (COMPAQ BD009635C3 B012) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: rz1 at scsi0 target 1 lun 0 (LID=1) (COMPAQ BD009635C3 B012) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: mchan0: Module revision = 34
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: mchan0: jumpered as VH0 configuration
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: mchan0 at pci1 slot 8
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: isp0 at pci1 slot 9
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: isp0: QLOGIC ISP1040B/V2 - Differential Mode
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: isp0: Firmware revision 5.57 (loaded by console)
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: isp0: Fast RAM timing enabled.
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: scsi1 at isp0 slot 0
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: rz8 at scsi1 target 0 lun 0 (LID=2) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: rz9 at scsi1 target 1 lun 0 (LID=3) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:47 db1 vmunix: rz10 at scsi1 target 2 lun 0 (LID=4) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: rz11 at scsi1 target 3 lun 0 (LID=5) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: rz12 at scsi1 target 4 lun 0 (LID=6) (COMPAQ BB00913466 3B07) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: processor at scsi1 target 6 lun 7 (LID=14) (ASE AM DEC WSE BSD/V1 TMV2)
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: gpc0 at isa0
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: PCI device at bus 0, slot 6, function 0 could not be configured:
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: Vendor ID 0x9004, Device ID 0x7895, Base class 0x1, Sub class 0x0 Sub-VID 0x9004 Sub-DID 0x7895
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: has no matching entry in the PCI option table
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: PCI device at bus 0, slot 6, function 1 could not be configured:
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: Vendor ID 0x9004, Device ID 0x7895, Base class 0x1, Sub class 0x0 Sub-VID 0x9004 Sub-DID 0x7895
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: has no matching entry in the PCI option table
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: pci0 at nexus
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: isa0 at pci0
Apr 28 10:28:48 db1 vmunix: gpc1 not probed
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: gpc1 not probed
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: ace0 at isa0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: ace1 at isa0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: lp0 at isa0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: fdi0 at isa0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: fd0 at fdi0 unit 0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: ata0 at pci0 slot 105 (slot 5, function 1)
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: ata0: CYPRESS 82C693
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: scsi2 at ata0 slot 0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: ata1 at pci0 slot 205 (slot 5, function 2)
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: ata1: CYPRESS 82C693
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: scsi3 at ata1 slot 0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: usb0 at pci0 slot 305 (slot 5, function 3)
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: comet0: Card type 'Elsa GLoria' with 8MB framebuffer memory.
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: comet0 at pci0 slot 7
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: pci2000 at pci0 slot 8
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: itpsa1 at pci2000 slot 0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: IntraServer ROM Version V2.0 (c)1998
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: scsi4 at itpsa1 slot 0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: itpsa2 at pci2000 slot 1
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: IntraServer ROM Version V2.0 (c)1998
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: scsi5 at itpsa2 slot 0
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: tz46 at scsi5 target 6 lun 0 (LID=15) (HP C5683A C305) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: tu0: DECchip 21140: Revision: 2.2
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: tu0: auto negotiation capable device
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: tu0 at pci2000 slot 2
Apr 28 10:28:49 db1 vmunix: tu0: DEC TULIP (10/100) Ethernet Interface, hardware address: 00-06-2B-00-5A-F5
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: tu0: auto negotiation off: selecting 100BaseTX (UTP) port: full duplex
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: isp1 at pci0 slot 9
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: isp1: QLOGIC ISP1040B/V2 - Differential Mode
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: isp1: Firmware revision 5.57 (loaded by console)
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: isp1: Fast RAM timing enabled.
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: scsi6 at isp1 slot 0
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: rz48 at scsi6 target 0 lun 0 (LID=16) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: rz49 at scsi6 target 1 lun 0 (LID=17) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: rz50 at scsi6 target 2 lun 0 (LID=18) (COMPAQ BB00911CA0 3BS8) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: rz51 at scsi6 target 3 lun 0 (LID=19) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: rz52 at scsi6 target 4 lun 0 (LID=20) (COMPAQ BB00912301 B016) (Wide16)
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: processor at scsi6 target 6 lun 7 (LID=28) (ASE AM DEC WSE BSD/V1 TMV2)
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: Created FRU table binary error log packet
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: lvm0: configured.
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: lvm1: configured.
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: kernel console: ace0
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: dli: configured
Apr 28 10:28:50 db1 vmunix: i2c: Server Management Hardware Present
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: clubase: configured
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: dlmsl: configured
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: drd: configured.
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: configured
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: dlm: configured.
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: rm_sw_init: begin MC initialization.
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: rm_boot_am_i_alone: entered
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: checking for existing memory channel nodes
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: rm_slave_init
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: slave unit boot phase 0: checking cables
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: slave unit boot phase 1: request data ...
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: slave unit boot phase 2: get lock data from all nodes
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: slave unit boot phase 3: update request ...
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: memory channel software inited - node 0 on mc0
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: ccomsub: configured
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: mcnet: configured
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: memory channel - adding node 1
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: AM found a host at bus 1 target 6, lun 7
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: AM found a host at bus 6 targ
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: et 6, lun 7
Apr 28 10:28:51 db1 vmunix: MEMORY CHANNEL API - initializing
Apr 28 10:28:53 db1 vmunix: cnxagent : Get MC information reports hubless
Apr 28 10:28:53 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: mcdb1 is now a cluster member
Apr 28 10:28:54 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: added node mcdb2
Apr 28 10:28:55 db1 vmunix: dlm_agent: resuming lock activity
Apr 28 10:28:59 db1 vmunix: cnxagent: resuming
Apr 28 10:29:01 db1 vmunix: Environmental Monitoring Subsystem Configured.
Apr 28 10:29:10 db1 vmunix: SuperLAT. Copyright 1994 Meridian Technology Corp. All rights reserved.
Apr 28 10:32:57 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 28 10:32:57 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 28 10:33:07 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 28 10:33:07 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 28 10:39:18 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 28 10:39:18 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 28 10:56:11 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 28 10:56:11 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 28 14:43:36 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 28 14:43:36 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset
Apr 28 14:45:48 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Error for target 6 sist0 = 0x11
Apr 28 14:45:48 db1 vmunix: ITPSA5: SCSI Bus was reset


Han Pilmeyer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: DDS4 (C5686) for Tru64 v.4.0

Whoa! A V4.0F TruCluster Product Server. I never believed I would hear from one of those again. You must love pain! ;-)

There clearly seems to be something wrong with ITPSA5. Unfortunately I don't see that bus anywhere. Unless that's an old V4.0F bug and they really mean scsi5, in which case it would be the bus that has the new tape drive.

The tape drive is recognized as tz46. So normally the device would have been created by /dev/MAKEDEV tz47. I'm not sure if V4.0F did that automatically. I don't believe it does, but I'm not sure after such a long time. You could try again by deleting all the tape device special files (rm /dev/{,n}rmt0*) and re-creating them with the above command.

The output from "scu show edt" didn't see the device however. That's suspicious. You could try to scan that bus and then show what's on it, e.g.

scu
scu> scan edt bus 5
scu> show edt bus 5
scu> sbtl 5 6 0
scu> show inq
scu> show pages
scu> quit

It could very well be that this device just doesn't work on V4.0F.