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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:

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

Thanks again,


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