Ubuntu 8.04 problems with some DELL servers

TJ ubuntu at tjworld.net
Wed Apr 23 10:19:55 BST 2008

On Sun, 2008-04-20 at 14:09 +0200, Ante Karamatic wrote:
> Some DELL's Perc RAID controllers (confirmed for 3/Di on PowerEdge 1650)
> won't work with Ubuntu 8.04. Since this isn't a bug in the kernel, but
> in DELL's firmware, I didn't report it as a bug. Never the less, I
> wanted to warn you about this.
> I suggest adding to release notes that upgrade of Dell RAID controller's
> firmware is needed before doing upgrade or install. More info at:
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9133
> Take care...

This can affect other aacraid controllers such as PERC2/QC aka Adaptec
AAC-364 aka HP NetRAID 4M.

There are other causes that make it impossible to boot unless a 2.6.25
patch is included:

See launchpad bug #214814 "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 61s!"


This appeared to be an aacraid issue, then firmware, then ACPI then PCI
and finally back to ACPI again!


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