Imho smartmontools is a better idea than the HP-tools disk monitoring as they tend to be somewhat resource consuming. Fixed bug where deleting logical volumes could hang the system. Initially, there was some overlap in the boards which these two drivers support. This new driver will support new Smart Array products going forward, and the cciss driver will eventually be deprecated. SCSI error handling for tape drives and medium changers The Linux SCSI midlayer provides an error-handling protocol that is initiated whenever a SCSI command fails to complete within a certain amount of time which can vary depending on the command.

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David, actually it does support that. The opinions expressed above cckss the personal opinions of the authors, not of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In the case of kernels with cciss and hpsa drivers which do have overlapping sets of supported controllers, by default, cciss will claim these devices if it is loaded prior to hpsa which it normally will be. The driver then notifies the SCSI midlayer of these changes.

If you really want cciss on RHEL7 cxiss the elrepo directory. The hpsa driver is available in the kernel. This new driver will support new Smart Array products going forward, and the cciss driver will eventually be deprecated. The intent with newer kernels 2.


Fixed bug where deleting logical volumes could hang the system. Debian package only builds binary cciss module.

Also, even though you’re using FC5, see if you can get the ‘hpacucli’ working on it. If you would like to run hpsa instead, there is a new module parameter to cciss, “cciss. Site Search Library linux docs linux man pages page load time Toys world sunlight moon phase trace explorer. If you’ve been using cciss already on these controllers, it is not recommended that you attempt to upgrade your running system to switch from cciss to hpsa unless you have a very good reason to do so and know what you are doing.

cciss(4): HP Smart Array block driver – Linux man page

The binary RPMs created by the source RPMs here do not do these things, they only build the driver cfiss and initrd image. Some models of Smart Array are not able to honor this parameter. How to use smartctl with cciss. The hpsa driver has the ability to claim unknown Smart Arrays, however this is turned off by default so that it does not try to claim older controllers meant to be claimed by the cciss driver.

Note also that most tape drives will not oblige in aborting commands, and sometimes it appears they will not even obey a reset command, though in most circumstances they will. Updates for kdump support Changes since 3.


cciss(4) – Linux man page

This is on Ubuntu Linux The normal protocol is a four-step process: Logs to syslog, and optionally, sends SNMP traps. Rory 14k 53 To install, download the RPM file, and use rpm -ihv rpmfile This will deposit the cciss. Arrayprobe which may need modifications to work with the hpsa driver. Fri Jul 13 OS distros with warnings.

No longer spins up idle spare drives. These won’t work with very old kernels such as the 2. This occurs for all drive pairs.

I have a ML G2 with a array controller. It reports any status changes, like failing disks, to the syslog and optionally to a remote host using SNMP traps. Last updated March 4, latest version is 3. This patch will get called only once for each controller. Cleaned up code for adding and removing logical volumes. You can think of this as a daemonized version of arrayprobe, in that both of them detect failures in the same way by looking at “events” reported by the controller, cpqarrayd in real time, arrayprobe after the fact.