[PATCH] aic79xx should be able to ignore HostRAID enabled adapters
Darrick J. Wong <djwong <at> us.ibm.com>
2005-12-01 05:57:49 GMT
I have an IBM x346 with some Adaptec 7902 SCSI controllers; one has HostRAID
enabled in a RAID array, and the other does not. Upon bootup, the aic79xx
driver will grab both controllers even though I'd prefer that Adaptec's a320raid
driver grab the HostRAID controller. (When attached to the RAID array, the
aic79xx driver presents each drive in the array as a separate SCSI device.) If
HostRAID is turned on, the PCI class code is 0x0104 (RAID) and if it's turned
off, the class code is 0x0100 (SCSI).
Unfortunately, there currently is no provision in the aic79xx driver to ignore
RAID controllers--if the PCI device/vendor IDs match, the driver takes the
controller. The attached patch modifies the PCI probe function to ignore RAID
controllers and a module parameter "attach_HostRAID" to toggle this behavior.
If one passes "attach_HostRAID=1" to insmod, the driver will take RAID
controllers; "attach_HostRAID=0", it won't. The default is to set it to zero.
The patch should apply cleanly against 2.6.14 and I've verified that it works
correctly on a x346 and a x226, both of which have a 7902b. I'd appreciate a
few more eyes to look over it, and if there aren't any objections I'd like to
submit this for inclusion in mainline.
Signed-Off-By: Darrick Wong <djwong <at> us.ibm.com>
diff -Naurp orig/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/aic79xx_osm_pci.c
--- orig/drivers/scsi/aic7xxx/aic79xx_osm_pci.c 2005-11-24 14:10:21.000000000 -0800