[rescue] openbsd and scsi drives...

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Feb 26 11:06:55 CST 2004

> From: "Stephen Sukovich" <ssukovich at tampabay.rr.com>
> Date: 2004/02/26 Thu PM 04:27:48 GMT
> To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: [rescue] openbsd and scsi drives...
> I finally got my e150 running openbsd 3.4 and im stumped.
> I have 12 sca scsi drives in the cage, and it only probes
> 4 of them from openbsd. It seems only to find the very first
> four or target 2, 3, 4, and 5. Im using an esp/hme card. I
> did try using MAKEDEV and making a few of the devices. All
> the drives do probe from the openprom prompt. So im just
> wonder if any openbsd guru knows how to fix this :)

It sounds like the E150 has a second SCSI controller that may not be supported
by OpenBSD - the "Differential Ultra/Wide SCSI (UDWIS/S)" didn't appear to be
on the OpenBSD/SPARC page as compatible (see:
http://www.openbsd.org/sparc.html#hardware), but I didn't look too hard...

Also, the E150 wasn't listed as either supported or unsupported under

My money is on an unsupported controller being the problem, esp. since you say
the OpenBoot PROM finds all the devices, eliminating electrical/physical
issues with the drive connections.


lionel 4287 at verizon net

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