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Fibre Channel Driver is in Non-Participating state


Fibre Channel Driver is in Non-Participating state


On a blade server, i'm receiving the following error in my syslog

0/3/0/0/0/0: Fibre Channel Driver is in Non-Participating state.
This means that it was unable to obtain a loop ID.
This may mean that there are more than 126 FC ports on the loop.

The hardware is toggling between the states NO_HW and CLAIMED.

Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
fc 0 0/3/0/0/0/0 fcd CLAIMED INTERFACE HP 4Gb Dual Port PCIe Fibre Channel Mezzanine (FC Port 1)
fcp 0 0/3/0/0/0/0.26 fcd_fcp NO_HW INTERFACE FCP Domain
ext_bus 0 0/3/0/0/0/ fcd_vbus NO_HW INTERFACE FCP Array Interface
target 4 0/3/0/0/0/ tgt NO_HW DEVICE

#fcmsutil /dev/fcd0

Vendor ID is = 0x001077
Device ID is = 0x002432
PCI Sub-system Vendor ID is = 0x00103c
PCI Sub-system ID is = 0x001705
PCI Mode = PCI Express x4
ISP Code version = 4.0.85
ISP Chip version = 3
Link Speed = 4Gb
Local N_Port_id is = 0x1a2103
Previous N_Port_id is = 0x1a2103
N_Port Node World Wide Name = 0x50060b0000c35629
N_Port Port World Wide Name = 0x50060b0000c35628
Switch Port World Wide Name = 0x202100051e3627a0
Switch Node World Wide Name = 0x100000051e3627a0
Driver state = ONLINE
Hardware Path is = 0/3/0/0/0/0
Maximum Frame Size = 2048
Driver-Firmware Dump Available = NO
Driver-Firmware Dump Timestamp = N/A
Driver Version = @(#) libfcd.a HP Fibre Channel ISP 23xx & 24xx Driver B.11.23.07 /ux/core/isu/FCD/kern/src/common/wsio/fcd_init.c:Sep 14 2006,17:08:33

is there someone who can put me in te right direction in resolving this problem

kind regards

Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre Channel Driver is in Non-Participating state

fcsmutil /dev/fcd0 stat -s

Mon Apr 12 11:55:11 2010
Channel Statistics

Link Statistics from firmware ...
Link Failure count 0 Loss of Sync count 226911
Loss of Signal count 226911 Prim seq proto err count 0
Invalid Word count 0 Invalid CRC count 0

Another Blade in the same-encloser has no issues.