cciss


SYNOPSIS
       modprobe cciss [ cciss_allow_hpsa=1 ]

DESCRIPTION
       cciss is a block driver for older HP Smart Array RAID controllers.

   Options
       cciss_allow_hpsa=1: This option prevents the cciss driver from attempt-
       ing to drive any controllers that the hpsa(4) driver is capable of con-
       trolling,  which  is  to  say,  the  cciss driver is restricted by this
       option to the following controllers:

           Smart Array 5300
           Smart Array 5i
           Smart Array 532
           Smart Array 5312
           Smart Array 641
           Smart Array 642
           Smart Array 6400
           Smart Array 6400 EM
           Smart Array 6i
           Smart Array P600
           Smart Array P400i
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E200
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E500

   Supported Hardware
       The cciss driver supports the following Smart Array boards:

           Smart Array 5300
           Smart Array 5i
           Smart Array 532
           Smart Array 5312
           Smart Array 641
           Smart Array 642
           Smart Array 6400
           Smart Array 6400 U320 Expansion Module
           Smart Array 6i
           Smart Array P600
           Smart Array P800
           Smart Array E400
           Smart Array P400i
           Smart Array E200
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E500
           Smart Array P700m
           Smart Array P212
           Smart Array P410
           Smart Array P410i

   Device Nodes
       The device naming scheme is as follows:

       Major numbers:

           104     cciss0
           105     cciss1
           106     cciss2
           105     cciss3
           108     cciss4
           109     cciss5
           110     cciss6
           111     cciss7

       Minor numbers:

           b7 b6 b5 b4 b3 b2 b1 b0
           |----+----| |----+----|
                |           |
                |           +-------- Partition ID (0=wholedev, 1-15 partition)
                |
                +-------------------- Logical Volume number

       The device naming scheme is:

           /dev/cciss/c0d0         Controller 0, disk 0, whole device
           /dev/cciss/c0d0p1       Controller 0, disk 0, partition 1
           /dev/cciss/c0d0p2       Controller 0, disk 0, partition 2
           /dev/cciss/c0d0p3       Controller 0, disk 0, partition 3

           /dev/cciss/c1d1         Controller 1, disk 1, whole device
           /dev/cciss/c1d1p1       Controller 1, disk 1, partition 1
           /dev/cciss/c1d1p2       Controller 1, disk 1, partition 2
           /dev/cciss/c1d1p3       Controller 1, disk 1, partition 3


   Files in /proc
       The  files /proc/driver/cciss/cciss[0-9]+ contain information about the
       configuration of each controller.  For example:

           $ cd /proc/driver/cciss
           $ ls -l
           total 0
           -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-09-10 10:38 cciss0
           -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-09-10 10:38 cciss1
           -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2010-09-10 10:38 cciss2
           $ cat cciss2
           cciss2: HP Smart Array P800 Controller
           Board ID: 0x3223103c
           Firmware Version: 7.14
           IRQ: 16
           Logical drives: 1
           Current Q depth: 0
           Current # commands on controller: 0

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/cXdY/rev
              Displays the SCSI INQUIRY page 0 revision for logical drive Y of
              controller X.

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/cXdY/unique_id
              Displays the SCSI INQUIRY page  83  serial  number  for  logical
              drive Y of controller X.

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/cXdY/vendor
              Displays  the  SCSI INQUIRY page 0 vendor for logical drive Y of
              controller X.

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/cXdY/block:cciss!cXdY
              A symbolic link to /sys/block/cciss!cXdY.

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/rescan
              When this file is written to, the driver rescans the  controller
              to discover any new, removed, or modified logical drives.

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/resettable
              A  value  of  1  displayed  in  this  file  indicates  that  the
              "reset_devices=1" kernel parameter (used by kdump) is honored by
              this   controller.    A   value   of   0   indicates   that  the
              "reset_devices=1" kernel parameter will not  be  honored.   Some
              models of Smart Array are not able to honor this parameter.

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/cXdY/lunid
              Displays  the  8-byte  LUN ID used to address logical drive Y of
              controller X.

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/cXdY/raid_level
              Displays the RAID level of logical drive Y of controller X.

       /sys/bus/pci/devices/<dev>/ccissX/cXdY/usage_count
              Displays the usage count (number of opens) of logical drive Y of
              controller X.

   SCSI tape drive and medium changer support
       SCSI sequential access devices and medium changer devices are supported
       and appropriate device nodes are automatically created (e.g., /dev/st0,
       /dev/st1,  etc.;  see  st(4)  for more details.)  You must enable "SCSI
       tape drive support for Smart Array 5xxx" and  "SCSI  support"  in  your
       kernel configuration to be able to use SCSI tape drives with your Smart
       Array 5xxx controller.

       Additionally, note that the driver will not engage  the  SCSI  core  at
       init  time.  The driver must be directed to dynamically engage the SCSI
       core via the /proc file-system entry, which the  "block"  side  of  the
       driver  creates  as  /proc/driver/cciss/cciss*  at  runtime.   This  is
       because at driver init time, the SCSI core may not yet  be  initialized
       (because  the  driver  is a block driver) and attempting to register it
       with the SCSI core in such a case would cause a  hang.   This  is  best
       done  via an initialization script (typically in /etc/init.d, but could
       detected,  the SCSI core will not be engaged by the action of the above
       script.


   Hot plug support for SCSI tape drives
       Hot plugging of SCSI tape drives is supported, with some caveats.   The
       cciss  driver  must  be informed that changes to the SCSI bus have been
       made.  This may be done via the /proc file system.  For example:

           echo "rescan" > /proc/scsi/cciss0/1

       This causes the driver to:

              1. query the adapter about changes to the  physical  SCSI  buses
                 and/or fibre channel arbitrated loop, and

              2. make  note of any new or removed sequential access devices or
                 medium changers.

       The driver will output messages  indicating  which  devices  have  been
       added  or  removed  and  the  controller,  bus,  target and lun used to
       address each device.  The driver then notifies  the  SCSI  midlayer  of
       these changes.

       Note  that  the naming convention of the /proc file-system entries con-
       tains a number in addition to the driver name (e.g.,  "cciss0"  instead
       of just "cciss", which you might expect).

       Note:  Only sequential access devices and medium changers are presented
       as SCSI devices to the SCSI midlayer by  the  cciss  driver.   Specifi-
       cally,  physical  SCSI  disk  drives are not presented to the SCSI mid-
       layer.  The only disk devices that are presented to the kernel are log-
       ical  drives  that  the array controller constructs from regions on the
       physical drives.  The logical drives are presented to the  block  layer
       (not  to the SCSI midlayer).  It is important for the driver to prevent
       the kernel from accessing the physical drives  directlyi,  since  these
       drives  are  used  by  the  array  controller  to construct the logical
       drives.

   SCSI error handling for tape drives and medium changers
       The Linux SCSI midlayer provides an  error-handling  protocol  that  is
       initiated  whenever  a  SCSI command fails to complete within a certain
       amount of time (which can vary depending on the  command).   The  cciss
       driver participates in this protocol to some extent.  The normal proto-
       col is a four-step process:

       *  First, the device is told to abort the command.

       *  If that doesn't work, the device is reset.

       *  If that doesn't work, the SCSI bus is reset.

       *  If that doesn't work the host bus adapter is reset.

       is successfully reset or the tardy command is successfully aborted, the
       tape  drive  may  still not allow I/O to continue until some command is
       issued that positions the tape to a known position.  Typically you must
       rewind  the  tape (by issuing mt -f /dev/st0 rewind for example) before
       I/O can proceed again to a tape drive that was reset.

SEE ALSO
       cciss_vol_status(8),      hpsa(4),       hpacucli(8),       hpacuxe(8),
       http://cciss.sf.net,  and  the  Linux  kernel  source  files Documenta-
       tion/blockdev/cciss.txt  and   Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-pci-
       devices-cciss

COLOPHON
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