From time to time there may be instances in which hardware or driver features are not supported by the cciss driver which comes with your distribution or kernel, because it is too old, or the hardware is too new, etc. Works fine, but after reboot no display visible. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. The hpsa driver is available in the kernel. This network controller is supported by the bnx2 driver, but requires external non-free firmware. With all the various distributions, it is difficult to come up with a set of bulletproof universal instructions for making such a switch, so we recommend that you simply continue to use cciss in such instances. Fixed wrong usage of a pointer for sysfs symlink.

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Ubuntu Manpage: hpsa – HP Smart Array SCSI driver

Fixed race condition that could show up during driver init. Fixed “out of memory” error introduced in the 2. If you’ve been using cciss already on these controllers, it is not recommended that you attempt to upgrade your running system to switch from cciss to hpsa unless you have a very good reason to do so and know what you are doing. The hpsa driver is available in the kernel. Groo 2 9 Writing to this attribute will cause the driver to scan for new, changed, or removed devices e.


You can try the Ubuntu repository, something like: Alternatively, you can obtain non-official CD images with external firmware loading enabled; see Firmware. You may need firmware blobs found at here and here and instructions found at installation manual chapter 6. Fixed issue where ACU would hang after several operations.

Change to this directory, and execute: The intent with newer kernels 2. Installation report in Non non-free firmware required! Use these for systems using 2. Arrayprobe offsite makes a report of events recorded by Smartarray contollers.

X tarballs Last updated November 01,latest version is 3. Fixed a panic that could arise during an insmod and rmmod of the cciss driver. If you really want cciss on RHEL7 checkout the elrepo directory.

To install, download Debian cciss source package.

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Normally a rescan is triggered automatically by HP’s Array Configuration Utility either the GUI or the command-line variety ; thus, for logical drive changes, the user should not normally have to use this attribute.

Last updated Tue Oct 16, latest version is 2.

You can use these if you have a supported distribution running a supported kernel. Fixed wrong usage of a pointer for sysfs symlink. The hpsa driver is a SCSI driver, while the cciss driver is a block driver.


This program is licensed under the Gnu GPL v. More details are available in this HP-provided document.

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It neither modifies bootloader grub or lilo. The current list of supported controllers for hpsa: It can no longer find the rhel5 base media cciss driver following smat uninstalled of an HP cciss rpm.

The function prints a message then retries the command that returned with a unit attention. If you’re already running cciss on these devices, and upgrade to a kernel containing the hpsa driver, you shouldn’t have to do anything, as cciss will continue to claim these devices. Supported hardware The hpsa driver supports the following Smart Array boards: These won’t work with very old kernels such as the 2.

In these instances you may wish to try the source RPMs or tarballs provided here.