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

Wed Sep 27 19:44:02 UTC 2006
Michael Kress <kress at hal.saar.de>

Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 at 6:51pm, Michael Kress wrote
>> xen as of version 3.0.2 includes kernel 2.6.16 which seems to include
>> version
>> 3w-9xxx.c:#define TW_DRIVER_VERSION ""
>> Does this help you to find out more?
> Yep -- that's a rather old version, which is especially bad for the
> 9550 series boards.  CentOS 4.4 has version
Well, I downloaded the driver from 3ware, but the newest driver I could
find was v2.26.02.007.
version must be something specific to centos (that makes
centos so stable with that device ;-) )!?
btw, I feel like all these pilgrims pilgering to magic fountains to get
the water from there because it reliefs pain from peoples' back. :)

Sep 27 21:30:53 matrix kernel: 3ware 9000 Storage Controller device
driver for Linux v2.26.02.007.
Sep 27 21:30:53 matrix kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:01.0[A] ->
GSI 48 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
Sep 27 21:30:53 matrix kernel: 3w-9xxx: scsi2: Found a 3ware 9000
Storage Controller at 0xda300000, IRQ: 21.
Sep 27 21:30:53 matrix kernel: 3w-9xxx: scsi2: Firmware FE9X, BIOS BE9X, Ports: 4.
Sep 27 21:30:53 matrix kernel:   Vendor: AMCC      Model: 9550SXU-4L
DISK   Rev: 3.04

And I have a disappointing message: the kernel dump even arrives earlier
when doing an mkfs.ext3

Whereelse can I have a look?
Should I unpack the kernel-2.6.9-42.0.2.EL.src.rpm, apply the patch and
get that source to include it into xen or won't it work as of centos
specific patches?
Thanks - Michael

Michael Kress, kress at hal.saar.de
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