[PVE-User] Boot problem with PERC H310
elacunza at binovo.es
Wed Oct 8 16:02:58 CEST 2014
This is for the record;
It seems Dell PERC H310 has a very bad/buggy/slow firmware, that sucks
big time. I wasn't able to make use of the card as-is.
I installed on the card a LSI target-only firmware (no RAID options, no
boot options) that makes the card faster and... it works OK with linux
Drivers. It is currently working in our ceph storage cluster; server
boots just OK.
Firmware change recipe (there are others, beaware some CLI command typos):
Beaware this procedure is not supported by Dell.
On 02/10/14 15:51, Eneko Lacunza wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> On 30/09/14 18:08, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0200
>> Eneko Lacunza <elacunza at binovo.es> wrote:
>>> But it fails to boot correctly when I add the PERC H310 card; after
>>> grub screen kernel loads and starts init. After a while, lots of
>>> "udevd timeout: killing /sbin/modprobe ..." appear, and they seem to
>>> last forever.
>>> This happens with latest Proxmox 3.3 community kernel and also with
>>> latest debian wheezy kernel.
>> Maybe the BIOS tries to boot via the PERC card first which means your
>> old disks has changed "name" in BIOS. Try to disable its capability to
>> be used as boot device and see if that does not fixes your problem.
> Just tried this but didn't help. Seems a megasas driver bug from some
> reports found on the net. I'm trying some tweaks to udev and will try
> kernel 3.10 also.
> I'll report back if I got any success.
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