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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     ips -- IBM/Adaptec ServeRAID controller driver

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     device scbus
     device ips

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The ips driver claims to support the IBM (now Adaptec) ServeRAID series
     SCSI controller cards.  Some supported devices include:

     IBM ServeRAID 3H
     ServeRAID 4L/4M/4H
     ServeRAID Series 5
     ServeRAID 6i/6M

     These cards come with a built in configuration utility stored in the
     firmware known as the ISPR.  This utility is accessed with the CTRL + I
     key combination during the initial card POST.

     It is highly recommended that this utility be used to configure the card
     before attempting to diagnose the below error messages.

     In some cases, the ips driver can have difficulties attaching during the
     system initialization period.  To avoid these difficulties, set the
     tunable to ``1''.	This MIB prevents the driver from attaching.

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Several error codes may be shown when the card initializes the IBM ISPR
     utility and are independent of FreeBSD.

     ips%d: failed to get adapter configuration data from device
     ips%d: failed to get drive configuration data from device

     Unable to obtain adapter or drive configuration.

     ips%d iobuf error

     A buffer input/output error has occurred.	[ENXIO]

   General adapter errors:
     Attaching bus failed

     This message is undocumented.

     WARNING: command timeout. Adapter is in toaster mode, resetting

     A command timeout has caused the adapter to be reset.

     AIEE! adapter reset failed, giving up and going home! Have a nice day

     An error occurred while attempting to reset the adapter.

     unable to get adapter configuration
     unable to get drive configuration

     There was an error when attempting to get configuration information.

     Adapter error during initialization.    [Toc]    [Back]
     adapter initialization failed

     There was an error while attempting to initialize the adapter.

     adapter failed config check
     adapter clear failed

     There was an error while checking the adapter.

     device is disabled

     The adapter is disabled.

     resource allocation failed
     irq allocation failed
     irq setup failed

     The driver was unable to allocate resources for the device.

   Error messages due to DMA:
     can't alloc command dma tag
     can't alloc SG dma tag
     can't alloc dma tag for statue queue
     dmamap failed

     Failure to map or allocate DMA resources.

   Cache, buffer, and command errors:
     failed to initialize command buffers
     no mem for command slots!

     The ips driver will return [ENOMEM] in such cases.

     ERROR: unable to get a command! can't flush cache!
     ERROR: cache flush command failed!
     ERROR: unable to get a command! can't update nvram
     ERROR: nvram update command failed!
     ERROR: unable to get a command! can't sync cache!
     ERROR: cache sync command failed!
     ERROR: unable to get a command! can't sync cache!
     ERROR: etable command failed!

COMPATIBILITY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Unlike many of the other SCSI devices in FreeBSD, the ips driver does not
     use the cam(4) SCSI subsystem.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     ch(4), da(4), sysctl(8)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The ips driver was written by David Jefferys and Scott Long

     This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes <trhodes@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       November 11, 2003		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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