[CentOS] Re: [Xen-users] Pb with 3ware 9550SX-4LP / high IO activities

Michael Kress kress at hal.saar.de
Wed Sep 27 22:11:26 UTC 2006

Justin Piszcz wrote:
>> Sep 27 23:31:33 matrix kernel: 3w-9xxx: scsi2: Firmware FE9X
>>, BIOS BE9X, Ports: 4.
> Have you tried updating the firmware on the card/trying the latest
> kernel/etc?
> Using new driver w/ an old-firmware is not a good idea.
As you can see in the quoted part above, the firmware _is_ a current
one, there's no newer firmware available as far as I can gather from
3ware's homepage.
BTW, the support person at 3ware wrote these lines regarding my issue:

"Use the in-kernel driver in 2.6.16. Don't compile the driver source
from If you want to get latest source, use the upstream source
from kernel 2.6.14 or higher."

(which is what I've already tried).

Regards - Michael

Michael Kress, kress at hal.saar.de
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