[CentOS] Searching an Scsi Controller for CentOS 5

Toby Bluhm tkb at MidwestInstruments.com
Fri Jul 20 12:11:36 UTC 2007

Olaf Mueller wrote:
> Hello,
> does CentOs 5 supports an Adaptec AHA-2940W/2940UW scsi controller
> (pci)? Is this controller maybe supported by the aic7xxx driver?

I've had no problem so far with a DAT4 tape drive on that controller - 
using Centos 5 x86_64:

scsi11 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 7.0
        <Adaptec 2940 Pro Ultra SCSI adapter>
        aic7880: Ultra Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/253 SCBs

  Vendor: SONY      Model: SDT-10000         Rev: 01u4
  Type:   Sequential-Access                  ANSI SCSI revision: 02
 target11:0:6: Beginning Domain Validation
 target11:0:6: FAST-20 SCSI 20.0 MB/s ST (50 ns, offset 15)
 target11:0:6: Domain Validation skipping write tests
 target11:0:6: Ending Domain Validation
scsi 11:0:6:0: Attached scsi generic sg8 type 1
st: Version 20050830, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
st 11:0:6:0: Attached scsi tape st0
st0: try direct i/o: yes (alignment 512 B)

Toby Bluhm
Midwest Instruments Inc.
30825 Aurora Road Suite 100
Solon Ohio 44139

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