Our code does have logic regarding kernel versions as Steve C mentioned. I have my devs looking into if they have already addressed these concerns.
From: Miller, Mike (OS Dev)
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:47 AM
To: Ben Hutchings
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Jonathan Nieder; ISS StorageDev; leo weppelman; Kilcoyne, William
Subject: Re: Bug#644362: linux-image-2.6.39-bpo.2-686-pae: hpacucli hangs when creating disks on cciss
On 10/06/2011 09:35 AM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 08:03 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 01:55:37AM -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
leo weppelman wrote:
I tried to reproduce the problem with 3.1.0-rc7-686-pae from
experimental as you requested, but I failed. The problem is that
hpacucli does not find any controllers with this kernel :-( I used the
latest available hpacucli version (8.75-12.0). This version definitely
works with 2.6.39. I tried strace-ing hpacucli but that didn't give me
any clues. It was looking for /dev/cciss/c0d0/cciss, which is weird
and might indicate that the 3.1 environment makes the hpacucli device
Weird. Stephen et al: any ideas?
Yeah I suspect I know what's going on. There was some code
in hpaaculi which was asking the question "Is this a 2.4 kernel?
Or is this a 2.6 kernel?" It didn't consider the possibility of
a 3.x kernel, and in the face of a 3.x kernel, it just kind of
Pretty sure this bug is fixed in a released version of hpacucli
because rhel6.1 uses a 3.x kernel, and I know we support that.
Bill Kilcoyne might know the specifics.
RHEL 6 will be sticking with what is nominally version 2.6.32, although
RH continues to backport large changes from later versions. The first
stable distribution with a 3.x kernel will presumably be Ubuntu 11.10
Stable update 3.0.4 added a process personality flag that causes the
kernel to report version numbers beginning '2.6.', and the 'setarch'
command in util-linux has been updated to allow setting this flag.
However. neither Debian nor Ubuntu has this new version of util-linux
It's sles11 sp2 that uses a 3.0.x kernel.