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Bug 152943 - Using lvm on 64-bit version of linux causes driver upgrades on 3ware 9500 series to render RAID array unaccessible
Summary: Using lvm on 64-bit version of linux causes driver upgrades on 3ware 9500 ser...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lvm2
Version: 3
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alasdair Kergon
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-03-31 04:11 UTC by Bob Kuo
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-08-08 15:12:11 UTC

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Description Bob Kuo 2005-03-31 04:11:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
I currently have the 64-bit version of Fedora Core 3 installed, and I'm using a 3ware 9500S-12 RAID controller with LVM. According to the 3ware website (search for "LVM" or article 13297 in the knowledgebase), if you try to update their driver with this combination (64-bit Linux with LVM), the RAID array will become unusable.

I haven't actually tried to update my 3ware driver because I don't want to lose access to my RAID array. I have contacted 3ware customer support and they say that it is a Linux bug.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have a 64-bit version of Linux, a 3ware controller card, and LVM
2.Try to upgrade the driver

Actual Results:  I haven't tried it myself.

Expected Results:  The driver should update and the RAID should still be accessible.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2005-03-31 13:43:36 UTC
Sorry, but this is too vague.

What exactly fails?
What error messages?

Which driver?   3ware 9xxx SATA-RAID support (3w-9xxx)?

Are mkinitrd options being used to include the module?

Comment 2 Bob Kuo 2005-03-31 19:38:26 UTC
I apologize for the vagueness. It's hard for me to provide details since I 
haven't tried to replicate the bug on my system, and I'm only going off of a 
report from the 3ware website. I was hoping 3ware had submitted a bug report 
when I first checked Bugzilla.

In any case, I will contact 3ware technical support again and refer them to 
this bug to see if they can provide more details.

Comment 3 Alasdair Kergon 2005-08-08 15:12:11 UTC
Please reopen when you receive clarification.

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