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MSL2024 FC library on HPUX 11.23

Laszlo Pap
Occasional Advisor

MSL2024 FC library on HPUX 11.23

I have a SUN SL24 FC autoloader (that is the same as MSL2024). When I connect it to an AB379-60101 dual port card (on rp3440 with HPUX 11.23) I can't see it in the ioscan output - but I see the two fc ports of the card).

I have the following errors on dmesg:

0/2/1/0: private loop device didn't acquire its hard address:

Hard Address is 0x0, but acquired AL_PA is 0x2.

System won't be able to see LUNs behind this device port.

It appears that there are (or were) more than one device with the

same address setting.

NOTE: Even after you change the address settings on the devices,

it may be necessary to reset or power-cycle both the

devices whose settings have been changed, and any remaining

device with the address setting which encountered the


EXAMPLE: You see this diagnostic message and find three devices with


The fcmsutil output is:

fcmsutil /dev/fcd0

Vendor ID is = 0x001077

Device ID is = 0x002422

PCI Sub-system Vendor ID is = 0x00103c

PCI Sub-system ID is = 0x0012d7

PCI Mode = PCI-X 133 MHz

ISP Code version = 4.0.91

ISP Chip version = 3


Link Speed = 4Gb

Local N_Port_id is = 0x000001

Previous N_Port_id is = 0x000001

Local Loop_id is = 125

N_Port Node World Wide Name = 0x500143800132b135

N_Port Port World Wide Name = 0x500143800132b134

Switch Port World Wide Name = N/A

Switch Node World Wide Name = N/A

Driver state = ONLINE

Hardware Path is = 0/2/1/0

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. /ux/core/isu/FCD/kern/src/common/wsio/fcd_init.c:Sep 24 2007,00:41:21

Howewer if I connect it to the same rp3440 running HPUX 11.31 I can see the library in the ioscan output:

fc 0 0/2/1/0 fcd CLAIMED INTERFACE HP AB379-60101 4Gb Dual Port PCI/PCI-X Fibre Channel Adapter (FC Port 1)
fcp 0 0/2/1/0.8 fcd_fcp CLAIMED INTERFACE FCP Protocol Adapter
ext_bus 4 0/2/1/ fcd_vbus CLAIMED INTERFACE FCP Device Interface
tape 0 0/2/1/ stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP Ultrium 3-SCSI
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c4t12d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/c4t12d0BEST /dev/rmt/c4t12d0BESTnb
/dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c4t12d0BESTb
autoch 0 0/2/1/ schgr CLAIMED DEVICE HP MSL G3 Series

Is this library supported under HPUX 11.23? if yes, what's wrong?

Thanks in advance any help....

Kind regards,