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Re: SmartArray 6400: Adapter heartbeat failed

That's a very common setup for one of our big customers.  I would first
check your cabling (maybe swap it out with another system?) and then make
sure your 6400 is installed properly -- maybe try another PCI slot?  If
nothing helps, it could be a bad 6400.

Have you used 4.X or 5.X on this same hardware with success?

-- John

On 12/19/05, Lukas Ertl <le@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Guys,
> I'm trying to put FreeBSD 6.0 on a DL380 G3, which has a 14 disk bay
> attached to a SmartArray 6400 (plus two disks on the internal SA 5*
> controller).
> I configured 2 RAID5 devices from the 14 disks, plus 1 hot spare for each
> device.
> I can newfs several partitions on the RAID5 devices with no problem, but
> as soon as I do some serious I/O on these filesystems, the kernel croaks
> "ciss1: ADAPTER HEARTBEAT FAILED", and then the whole box is practically
> paralized (ping works, but everything disk related just hangs), so a power
> cycle is required.
> Any idea what's up here?  Broken hardware maybe?
> regards,
> le
> --
> Lukas Ertl                         http://homepage.univie.ac.at/l.ertl/
> le@xxxxxxxxxxx                     http://people.freebsd.org/~le/