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SubjectRe: [SCSI REGRESSION] 3.10.2 or 3.10.3: arcmsr failure at bootup / early userspace transition
>>>>> "Doug" == Douglas Gilbert <> writes:

Doug> I just examined a more recent Areca SAS RAID controller and would
Doug> describe it as the SCSI device from hell. One solution to this
Doug> problem is to modify the arcmsr driver so it returns a more
Doug> consistent set of lies to the management SCSI commands that Martin
Doug> is asking about.

Yeah. This is quite the challenge given that the product id is
user-specified and product revision hardcoded. I can match on "Areca" in
the vendor id and that's about it :(

My current approach is to tweak the driver so that I can set
skip_vpd_pages for the ATA models. Under the assumption that the SAS
controllers actually feature the ATA Information VPD...

Martin K. Petersen Oracle Linux Engineering

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