A PIII 533 HP Netserver 2000 here has an on-board Symbios 896 dual
channel SCSI chip. It is running 4.25 (Proc is 4.25H, Fsys is 4.24S) and
Fsys.sym8scsi ver 4.24Q. There is an HP DAT on the second channel, which
is not found at boot time, although the bios finds it.
If I start a second driver as:
Fsys.sym8scsi -L fsys -Nscsi sym8scsi -c896 -p1 &
then the tape is found and shows up in /dev. However any subsequent
attempts to access the file system on that node fail. All the Fsys
thingies are sitting RECV blocked on 0. Nothing is running ready (sin
works from other nodes). Totally dead Fsys. Unresponsive. Out to lunch.
One unfamiliar feature on this machine is a type 3 processor reported
on the first scsi channel. I think it has something to do with a RAID
option - not installed. The bios reports it’s a “SAFTE”.
Same symptoms if I unplug the tape drive…
If I rm /dev/tpr0 and /dev/tp0, the second driver goes away, but Fsys is
still gone away.
What can I try (short of an add-on scsi card)?