Bug #3016

Kernel Panic with text install with HP Smart Array

Added by Adam Verslype over 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

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When the text installer begins to write Openindiana to the E200 Smart Array on my HP Proliant DL385 g5, a kernel panic ensues. Some googling suggested it was the CPQary3 driver. I followed the advice on, and tried the newest driver and the driver version previous. Both produced the same error.

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2012-07-20_16.25.24.jpg (1.43 MB) 2012-07-20_16.25.24.jpg Adam Verslype, 2012-07-22 02:11 AM

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Updated by Rich Lowe over 8 years ago

  • Category set to OS/Net (Kernel and Userland)
  • Tags deleted (needs-triage)

This is almost certainly the same bad-ashift from DKIOCGMEDIAINFOEXT / READ_CAPACITY_16 response formats as the two bugs I just added to See Also.

Albert, weren't you working on a fix for this at some point? Is it in Nexenta's tree and easy to pluck out?


Updated by Adam Verslype over 8 years ago

Is there anything I can do re: this bug to help? My programming skills are a little bit rusty, but I could help with some basic stuff.

Strongly prefer Solaris to Linux/BSD, is there anything I can do about this bug in the meantime? Will cciss run on Solaris?


Updated by Andy Giles over 8 years ago

I have also come across this exact problem trying to install Openindiana u5 to a DL360 with an E200i Smart Array, 2 disks configured as a mirror. I will try some workarounds for now. Once it's installed I may be able to look at the problem.


Updated by John Sloan over 8 years ago

Hi folks,

I am having the same issue with an HP ML370 G3. Both Text and Live installer crashes just as it is booting up. I hope you guys can fix this soon!


Updated by Ken Mays about 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to OI illumos

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