[PVE-User] Problems with HP Smart Array P400 and ZFS

Stoiko Ivanov s.ivanov at proxmox.com
Fri Aug 24 13:36:44 CEST 2018


Hi,


On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:15:06 +0200
Thomas Lamprecht <t.lamprecht at proxmox.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> On 8/24/18 11:51 AM, Dreyer, Jan, SCM-IT wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > my configuration:
> > HP DL380 G5 with Smart Array P400
> > Proxmox VE 5.2-1
> > name: 4.4.128-1-pve #1 SMP PVE 4.4.128-111 (Wed, 23 May 2018
> > 14:00:02 +0000) x86_64 GNU/Linux This system is currently running
> > ZFS filesystem version 5.
> > 
> > My problem: When trying to update to a higher kernel (I tried 4.10
> > and 4.15 series), the initrd is not able to detect the cciss
> > devices, and as such not able to load the ZFS pools, including the
> > root pool.  
> 
> FYI cciss is an alias to hpsa as since 4.14:

AFAIR, the switch from cciss to hpsa also changed the way the 'disks'
were reported to the OS (cciss -> /dev/cciss/cXdYpZ, hpsa -> /dev/sdX).
Maybe your disks are present as /dev/sdX?

regards,
stoiko

> 
> > commit 253d2464df446456c0bba5ed4137a7be0b278aa8
> > Author: Hannes Reinecke <hare at suse.de>
> > Date:   Tue Aug 15 08:58:08 2017 +0200
> > 
> >     scsi: cciss: Drop obsolete driver
> > 
> >     The hpsa driver now has support for all boards the cciss driver
> >     used to support, so this patch removes the cciss driver and
> >     make hpsa an alias to cciss.  
> 
> 
> > Falling back to kernel 4.4 doesn’t let me use the ZFS cache file
> > system though. :-(
> > 
> > Any hints on how to detect the raid controller device in initrd?
> >   
> 
> Sounds a bit like:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1765105
> 
> Are your firmware versions all up to date?
> 
> I did not find related issues searching the LKML, Ubuntu's kernel
> devel or related lists. (We very recently ported back a fix for hpsa
> but it was related to clean shutdown, no changes for detection/bring
> up AFAICT). 
> 
> regards,
> Thomas
> 
> 
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