Compaq Smart Array 3200 Controller as a SCSI Controller

Chris Zach cz at
Fri Jul 17 17:33:07 CDT 2020

Oh yeah. I remember having a DS4300 that had a failed drive and when we 
tried to rebuild it corrupted the whole string. Call to IBM ensued where 
they had us disable one controller, then the other controller was able 
to rebuild the array, then we brought the first controller back in sync. 


On 7/17/2020 5:04 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> On 7/17/20 2:42 PM, Paul Berger via cctalk wrote:
>> I had a disk that went over a SMART threshold that was part of a mdadm 
>> software mirror and it posted a message every time I rebooted warning 
>> of impending doom.
> That sounds like the typical S.M.A.R.T. alert from the BIOS.  Not 
> something from the kernel.  If it was the kernel, I'd like to know more 
> about it.
>> The systems I support professionally do try to warn the admins, but it 
>> seems that frequently no notice is taken until the level of redundancy 
>> is exceeded at which time the issue becomes more difficult to ignore, 
>> and then begins the waling and gnashing of teeth......
> Yep.  I suspect many, if not most, of us have been in that teeth 
> gnashing situation.

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