RocketRAID Cards (actually, Solved)

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If anyone’s got old RocketRAID cards, I just had to deal with one. They are years behind in updating their drivers – googling, I find the last time some were supported was CentOS 5.2.

At any rate, I have just managed to build 1.8 of rr232x successfully, and am building filesystems on the drive as I type.

I d/l the compressed tarballs from HighPoint‘s site. The changes to make it compile were:
1. /* if (bdev && blkdev_get(bdev, FMODE_READ, 0 __BDEV_RAW)==0) {
# Above for < 2.6.28 */ if (bdev && blkdev_get(bdev, FMODE_READ)==0) { Note that the last two parms from the original call were removed. 2. /* blkdev_put(bdev __BDEV_RAW); (or, in another case, just BDEV_RAW) # above < 2.6.28 */ blkdev_put(bdev, FMODE_READ); 3. In osm_linux.h, their definition redefines what the Linux header files say. I made the following change. Note that I wanted to make sure IRQ_HANDLED was defined, presuming it's in use elsewhere, and I'm making minimal changes to the code. /* #ifndef IRQ_HANDLED */ #ifndef _LINUX_IRQRETURN_H 4. In osm_linux.c, I changed from the first line below to the second. /* SCpnt->result = ((DRIVER_INVALID|SUGGEST_ABORT)<<24) | (DID_ABORT<<16); */ SCpnt->result = ((DRIVER_INVALID|TASK_ABORTED)<<24) | (DID_ABORT<<16); Again, some defines are long gone. I chose TASK_ABORTED because it had the same hex value as SUGGEST_ABORT, 0x20, and seemed appropriate. Then it was cd into rr232x-linux-src-v1.8/product/rr232x/linux/, make clean, make, make install. The install does the depmod and modprobe. mark