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Re: 9.2 scsi install: sym53c8xx: Unknown parameter `mpar'
  • From: Jim Osborn <jimo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 19:18:00 -0800
  • Message-id: <20050219031800.GB3359@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 8:00:31PM -0500, Carl E. Hartung wrote:
> First, I'd like to locate and download a product data sheet and all
> the available documentation for that specific controller. I need
> the model number and a production date or rev. number -- and a
> URL, too, if you happen to know what it is.

Hi Carl,

According to the copy of the paper Users Guide VA Research gave me,
it's a: Symbios SYM8951U Ultra2 SCSI Adapter.

The revision record says:
date: 01/97
remarks: rev 1.0 first official release
which may refer more to the manual than to the board itself.

I also seem to have a copy of the Symbios Logic PCI SDMS 4.0 User's
Guide which I'll confess I haven't studied. It may have something
interesting; at least it has sections entitled Device Driver for SCO
Unix, and UnixWare. I'll dive into it and see what it says.

There's a URL in that manual: http://www.symbios.com

I don't know if the numbers in that boot.msg imply anything useful.
The relevant section of my current 2.4.23 /proc/pci says:

Bus 0, device 13, function 0:
SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c895 (rev 1).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=247. Min Gnt=30.Max Lat=64.
I/O at 0x1000 [0x10ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf4202000 [0xf42020ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf4201000 [0xf4201fff].

The system was purchased in Sept 1998. That's about all I have
without cracking the case and extracting the card, which I'd rather
not do if at all possible.


> Did you get a CD with that controller?

No. They gave me CDs for just about everything else, but not the
SCSI adapter, for some reason. Wish I'd thought to squawk at the
time...

Thanks again,

Jim

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