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SubjectRE: HP (Compaq) Smart Array 5xxx controller SCSI driver
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On Thu, 7 Aug 2008 19:04:54 +0000
"Miller, Mike (OS Dev)" <Mike.Miller@hp.com> wrote:

>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: FUJITA Tomonori [mailto:fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp]
> > Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:07 AM
> > To: Miller, Mike (OS Dev)
> > Cc: fujita.tomonori@lab.ntt.co.jp;
> > scameron@beardog.cca.cpqcorp.net;
> > linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org
> > Subject: RE: HP (Compaq) Smart Array 5xxx controller SCSI driver
> >
> > On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 15:00:00 +0000
> > "Miller, Mike (OS Dev)" <Mike.Miller@hp.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > > > As for the patches I mentioned which were previously
> > ignored for
> > > > > improving how the current cciss SCSI code handled hot
> > plogging, if
> > > > > you're curious about that, check here:
> > > > >
> > > > > http://marc.info/?l=linux-scsi&m=120213565000426&w=4
> > > > >
> > > > > A change like that becomes more important if logical drives are
> > > > > exposed through the scsi layer.
> > > >
> > > > We need to think about the best way to map (expose) logical and
> > > > physical drivers to SCSI luns. As I wrote before, I'm
> > interested in
> > > > how HP SCSI driver does.
> > >
> > > We don't neccesarily want or need to expose the physical
> > disks. The only exception is disks that are not part of a
> > logical volume. If the disks are part of a logical volume but
> > exposed the user may shoot themselves in the foot by
> > destroying the firmware metadata.
> >
> > Oops, sorry, I meant physical tape drives.
> >
>
> Tomo,
> I patched your driver into the 2.6.27-rc1 kernel. After compiling the driver I get:
>
> [root@testmonkey linux-2.6]# insmod drivers/scsi/ciss.ko
> insmod: error inserting 'drivers/scsi/ciss.ko': -1 Invalid module format

You can get an error message here from `dmseg`, I think.


> [root@testmonkey linux-2.6]# gcc --version
> gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20071124 (Red Hat 4.1.2-42)
>
> [root@testmonkey linux-2.6]# uname -r
> 2.6.26
>
> I built inside the tree. Any thoughts?

Seems that you try to do insmod a module built for 2.6.27-rc1 into
2.6.26?


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