HPSA(4)                    Linux Programmer's Manual                   HPSA(4)

       hpsa - HP Smart Array SCSI driver

       modprobe hpsa [ hpsa_allow_any=1 ]

       hpsa is a SCSI driver for HP Smart Array RAID controllers.

       hpsa_allow_any=1:  This  option allows the driver to attempt to operate
       on any HP Smart Array hardware RAID controller, even if it is  not  ex-
       plicitly  known to the driver.  This allows newer hardware to work with
       older drivers.  Typically this is used to allow installation of operat-
       ing systems from media that predates the RAID controller, though it may
       also be used to enable hpsa to drive older controllers that would  nor-
       mally  be  handled by the cciss(4) driver.  These older boards have not
       been tested and are not supported with hpsa, and cciss(4) should  still
       be used for these.

   Supported hardware
       The hpsa driver supports the following Smart Array boards:

           Smart Array P700M
           Smart Array P212
           Smart Array P410
           Smart Array P410i
           Smart Array P411
           Smart Array P812
           Smart Array P712m
           Smart Array P711m
           StorageWorks P1210m

       Since Linux 4.14, the following Smart Array boards are also supported:

           Smart Array 5300
           Smart Array 5312
           Smart Array 532
           Smart Array 5i
           Smart Array 6400
           Smart Array 6400 EM
           Smart Array 641
           Smart Array 642
           Smart Array 6i
           Smart Array E200
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E200i
           Smart Array E500
           Smart Array P400
           Smart Array P400i
           Smart Array P600
           Smart Array P700m
           Smart Array P800

   Configuration details
       To configure HP Smart Array controllers, use the HP Array Configuration
       Utility (either hpacuxe(8) or hpacucli(8))  or  the  Offline  ROM-based
       Configuration  Utility  (ORCA) run from the Smart Array's option ROM at
       boot time.

   Device nodes
       Logical drives are accessed via the  SCSI  disk  driver  (sd(4)),  tape
       drives  via  the  SCSI tape driver (st(4)), and the RAID controller via
       the SCSI generic driver (sg(4)),  with  device  nodes  named  /dev/sd*,
       /dev/st*, and /dev/sg*, respectively.

   HPSA-specific host attribute files in /sys
              This  is a write-only attribute.  Writing to this attribute will
              cause the driver to scan for new, changed,  or  removed  devices
              (e.g.,  hot-plugged  tape drives, or newly configured or deleted
              logical drives, etc.)  and  notify  the  SCSI  midlayer  of  any
              changes  detected.  Normally a rescan is triggered automatically
              by HP's Array Configuration Utility (either the GUI or the  com-
              mand-line  variety);  thus,  for logical drive changes, the user
              should not normally have to use this attribute.  This  attribute
              may be useful when hot plugging devices like tape drives, or en-
              tire storage boxes containing preconfigured logical drives.

              This attribute contains the firmware version of the Smart Array.

              For example:

                  # cd /sys/class/scsi_host/host4
                  # cat firmware_revision

   HPSA-specific disk attribute files in /sys
              This attribute contains a 32 hex-digit unique ID for each  logi-
              cal drive.

              For example:

                  # cd /sys/class/scsi_disk/4:0:0:0/device
                  # cat unique_id

              This attribute contains the RAID level of each logical drive.

              For example:

                  # cd /sys/class/scsi_disk/4:0:0:0/device
                  # cat raid_level
                  RAID 0

              This  attribute  contains  the  16  hex-digit (8 byte) LUN ID by
              which a logical drive  or  physical  device  can  be  addressed.
              c:b:t:l are the controller, bus, target, and lun of the device.

       For example:

                  # cd /sys/class/scsi_disk/4:0:0:0/device
                  # cat lunid

   Supported ioctl() operations
       For  compatibility  with  applications written for the cciss(4) driver,
       many, but not all of the ioctls supported by the  cciss(4)  driver  are
       also  supported  by the hpsa driver.  The data structures used by these
       ioctls  are  described  in   the   Linux   kernel   source   file   in-

              These  three  ioctls  all do exactly the same thing, which is to
              cause the driver to rescan for new devices.  This  does  exactly
              the same thing as writing to the hpsa-specific host "rescan" at-

              Returns PCI domain, bus, device and function and "board ID" (PCI
              subsystem ID).

              Returns driver version in three bytes encoded as:

                  (major_version << 16) | (minor_version << 8) |

              Allows  "BMIC"  and  "CISS" commands to be passed through to the
              Smart Array.  These are used extensively by the HP Array Config-
              uration   Utility,   SNMP   storage  agents,  and  so  on.   See
              cciss_vol_status at <http://cciss.sf.net> for some examples.

       cciss(4), sd(4), st(4), cciss_vol_status(8), hpacucli(8), hpacuxe(8),

       <http://cciss.sf.net>, and Documentation/scsi/hpsa.txt  and  Documenta-
       tion/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-pci-devices-cciss in the Linux kernel source

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