[CentOS] Re: 3ware 9650 issues

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Sun Jun 22 17:23:34 UTC 2008

on 6-21-2008 9:04 PM Joshua Baker-LePain spake the following:
> I've been having no end of issues with a 3ware 9650SE-24M8 in a server 
> that's coming on a year old.  I've got 24 WDC WD5001ABYS drives (500GB) 
> hooked to it, running as a single RAID6 w/ a hot spare.  These issues 
> boil down to the card periodically throwing errors like the following:
> sd 1:0:0:0: WARNING: (0x06:0x002C): Command (0x8a) timed out, resetting 
> card.
> Usually when this happens, it's followed by:
> 3w-9xxx: scsi1: AEN: INFO (0x04:0x005E): Cache synchronization 
> completed:unit=0.
> On the less pleasant occasions, it's followed by:
> scsi1: ERROR: (0x06:0x0036): Response queue (large) empty failed during 
> reset sequence.
> 3w-9xxx: scsi1: ERROR: (0x06:0x002B): Controller reset failed during 
> scsi host reset.
> sd 1:0:0:0: scsi: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery
> This of course leads to a several hour downtime as the system has to be 
> powered down (not just rebooted) and then the volume needs to be fscked. 
> I've been back and forth with both the vendor and (via the vendor) 3ware 
> with this.  The card has been replaced, as well as the whole system.  
> I'm running the latest firmware and drivers from 3ware.
> Have other folks had good luck with this card?  What sorts of configs 
> are you running?  I'm in the position of needing more storage, and I'm a 
> bit gun shy on 3ware at the moment...
That looks like either drive, cabling, or power problems.

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