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Re: [Xen-users] Why xen 3.4.x doesn't works on server with this controle

To: "For@ll" <forall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Why xen 3.4.x doesn't works on server with this controler Symbios Logic SAS1064ET PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 17:24:41 +0300
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On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 04:22:35PM +0200, For@ll wrote:
> Pasi Kärkkäinen pisze:
> >On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:22:03PM +0200, Albert wrote:
> >  
> >>I'm testing now xen 3.4.1(stable) and I testing before when is come a 
> >>stable. I'm having problem with controller driver, he can't load itself 
> >>properly so the system isn't booting. The system is debian 5.0 with 
> >>kernel 2.6.26-2-xen from distribution  the problem occure with both 
> >>kernels
> >>
> >>ouput from debian 5.0/kernel 2.6.26-2-xen/xen-3.4.1
> >>
> >>    
> >
> >Debian 2.6.26-2-xen is known to be buggy with newer hypervisors..
> >
> >  
> >>My pci controller: 01:00.0  SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios 
> >> Logic SAS1064ET PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 04)
> >>
> >>If anyone had the same problem with mtpsas driver and xen 3.4. What has 
> >>been changed so it's not working on upper xen version.
> >>
> >> The problem doesn't occure with xen 3.3.x
> >>
> >>    
> >
> >.. you could try manually updating to a newer mptsas driver version.
> >
> >  
> updated to a newer version of driver , you are thinking of downloading 
> from the lsi site?

If lsi has a driver available, then yes. 
Or from a newer kernel version.

> >Or then try using linux-2.6.18-xen dom0 kernel? That's the official
> >supported/tested dom0 kernel for Xen 3.4.x. 
> >  
> If I used a kernel in version 2.6.18 I get error on can't mount a root 
> file system, this kernel dooesn't see my disks.

So 2.6.18 doesn't detect the controller? Does it give you some errors?
Sounds like you need a newer driver.

-- Pasi

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