[CentOS] Adaptec SCSI Card 2930LP supported by CentOS 5.x?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Nov 16 15:02:48 UTC 2009


At Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:43:28 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> Hi,
> 
> for a specific application we need a low-profile SCSI card (PCI) with 
> external 50pin connector.  I thought about getting an "Adaptec SCSI Card 
> 2930LP".  However I was not able to find any usable information about 
> wether this card is supported by Linux/CentOS 5.x or not.  Does anyone 
> have this card working with a CentOS 5.x machine?

ALL Adaptec SCSI Cards (except for a few bleeding edge 64-bit PCI cards)
are supported, out-of-the-box using stock kernels on all versions of
CentOS (3.x, 4.x, and 5.x):

On my CentOS 4.8 box:

sauron.deepsoft.com% strings /lib/modules/2.6.9-89.0.16.EL/kernel/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/aic7xxx.ko |grep 2930
Adaptec 2930CU SCSI adapter
Adaptec 2930C Ultra SCSI adapter (VAR)
Adaptec 2930 Ultra SCSI adapter
Adaptec 2930 Ultra2 SCSI adapter

And in a CentOS 5.2 install:

sauron.deepsoft.com% strings /CentOS52/lib/modules/2.6.18-92.el5/kernel/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/aic7xxx.ko | grep 2930
Adaptec 2930CU SCSI adapter
Adaptec 2930C Ultra SCSI adapter (VAR)
Adaptec 2930 Ultra SCSI adapter
Adaptec 2930 Ultra2 SCSI adapter

It is supported. 

> 
> Alternatively: Are there any linux-supported low-profile PCI SCSI cards 
> with 50pin connector which are supported by CentOS 5.x and which you can 
> recommend?

Go with the Adaptec card.

> 
> Thanks in advance
> 
>     frank
> 

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