summary:JNI card with E3500

From: Carl Ma <>
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 09:27:40 EST

Here I want to share my experience about the JNI installation in E3500. One of my 
memebers was stuck while connecting E3500 to Hitachi disk array through Brocade 
switch. Machine is E3500(one I/O board with two JNI 1473 HBA and one wide SCSI 
sbus card), Solaris 8 with all latest patches.  There is no internal fiber disks 
and machine is booting from external disk(connected to onboard scsi interface) 
mirrored to the another external disk(connected to the SCSI sbus card).

After he installed the volume manager, mirror the disks, restart, the system will 
crash. He has to boot to single user mode and break the mirror, redo mirror, 
restart, crash again. The messages is:
WARNING:v 7[AjFiT14] :Bunsc E6r1ror okn oSyopstaemon Bus ein privileged mode from 
CPU6 Data access at TL=0, errID 0x00000076.7b0808c4
    AFSR 0x00000000.84000000<PRIV,BERR> AFAR 0x000001c5.20400020
    AFSR.PSYND 0x0000(Score 05) AFSR.ETS 0x00 Fault_PC 0x78030178
    UDBH 0x0000 UDBH.ESYND 0x00 UDBL 0x0000 UDBL.ESYND 0x00

panic[cpu6]/thread=2a100145d20: [AFT1] errID 0x00000076.7b0808c4 BERR Error(s)
    See previous message(s) for details

Going through the core file, I found this crash is attributed to the JNI 
driver(JNIC146x). Upgrading the driver to the latest version(v5.3.0.3) with the 
latest Fcode(3.9) doesn't help a lot. Finally, I changed the Sbus card layout on 
E3500 I/O board, two JNI HBAs share one sbus and  the SCSI card is on a separate 
sbus. After that, everything is fine. I add 50M/s load to this system and it is 
doing well. Does anyone else have the same experience?


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