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Adaptec 2960D Problems

Steve Burt_1
Advisor

Adaptec 2960D Problems

Hi There,
Need some help with the following problem...

The facts so far
08:0b.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-3960D / AIC-7899A U160/m (rev 01)
08:0b.1 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-3960D / AIC-7899A U160/m (rev 01)

I am all of a sudden getting the following errors..

Oct 8 04:03:20 hostname kernel: st5: Error with sense data: Info fld=0x0, Current st5: sense key Aborted Command
Oct 8 04:05:21 hostname kernel: st1: Error with sense data: Info fld=0x0, Current st1: sense key Aborted Command

When using robtest we load up all our drives on our TL700 and then try to unload each drive 1 by 1, much to our fustration the tape does not eject..

If I stop netbackup and use mt -f /dev/st1 eject it just hangs and the tape does not eject.

I think the firmware for the card is scsi1 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36

As you can see from dmesg the drives are loaded
st: Version 20040403, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
st0: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA 2097151
Attached scsi tape st1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
st1: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA 2097151
Attached scsi tape st2 at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
st2: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA 2097151
Attached scsi tape st3 at scsi1, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
st3: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA 2097151
Attached scsi tape st4 at scsi3, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
st4: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA 2097151
Attached scsi tape st5 at scsi3, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
st5: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B), max page reachable by HBA 2097151
Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 1
Attached scsi generic sg1 at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0, type 1
Attached scsi generic sg2 at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 1
Attached scsi generic sg3 at scsi1, channel 0, id 1, lun 0, type 1
Attached scsi generic sg4 at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 8
Attached scsi generic sg5 at scsi3, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 1
Attached scsi generic sg6 at scsi3, channel 0, id 1, lun 0, type 1

I tried the latest kernel and it uses the same driver for adaptec card..

Obviously Our Backup engineer is getting rather woried ;-)

Can someone explain what's going wrong...

My next plan of action is to run the DL585 diagnostics and or replace each hba and test..

--SEB