[CentOS] Troubles with CentOS5 and 3ware RAID controller

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Tue Jun 26 21:43:25 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 26 June 2007, Luc de Louw wrote:
> Folks,
> Since approx. a half year I have run two servers with CentOS4, all was
> running very stable.
> Then I upgraded to CentOS5 (fresh install). The servers are running
> quite unstable since the upgrade. The system is freezing after short
> uptime.
> I suspect the driver for the 3ware controller, because I got such error
> messages:
> 3w-xxxx: scsi0: Character ioctl (0x1f) timed out, resetting card.
> Any hints are very welcome.

Are you using the centos-5 3ware driver or the recommended one from 3wares 
site? ...either way you may want to try the other one. Maybe check with 3ware 
support and see which driver they recommend for your combo of controller and 

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