[rescue] Vorpal Dustbunnies from Heck!

Carl R. Friend crfriend at rcn.com
Sun Aug 14 07:24:41 CDT 2005

   On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, r.stricklin wrote:

> The SunSwift PCI has an UltraSCSI interface, and the DRHS drives are  
> all UltraSCSI capable, so the target-initiated synchronous transfer  
> rate negotiation causes the bus to run faster than the backplane can  
> handle. There's a driver parameter you can adjust to prevent the bus  
> from operating faster than 10 MHz, but I can't recall it off the top  
> of my head.

   I believe I had the same problem with a Netra T1 running a multi-
pack and in digging found the magic incantation:


to be put into /kernel/drv/glm.conf.  Now that may be Netra specific
(or, more to the point, controller-specific), but may help you in
your quest for the proper doco.

   I was seeing drives drop offline (and get the errors logged to
syslog) when a filesystem was in the process of mounting; this may
be due to the speed of the machine (500MHz US-IIe), or due to
something else, but the messages were clearly speaking to a speed
problem on the SCSI chain.


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