Build Problems on a Dell r340

Bill MacAllister bill at
Fri Jul 31 09:46:40 CEST 2020

On 2020-07-13 08:59, Bill MacAllister wrote:
> On 2020-07-11 00:47, Thomas Lange wrote:
>>>>>>> On Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:16:57 -0700, Bill MacAllister 
>>>>>>> <bill at> said:
>>     > I am trying to build a Dell r340 with an h310 perc controller 
>> using FAI
>>     > 5.9.4
>>     > with a Buster nfsroot.  There are two disks configured on the 
>> h310 as a
>>     > RAID1.
>>     > The system is configured to do a BIOS boot.  The FAI build fails 
>> because
>>     > there
>>     > is no disk visible.  That is when I do an lsblk not devices are
>>     > displayed.
>> FAI is looking into /proc/partitions. It seems that the kernel does
>> not detect your disks. Do you know which kernel driver needs to be
>> loaded?
>> Have you tried to build a nfsroot with a backports kernel?
> Just checked and confirmed that I installed the backports kernel in
> the nfs roots.  And then I confirmed that I did something wrong when I
> setup the serial consoles and cannot access them.  I won't be able to
> work on this again until I go back into the work and correct my
> mistake.  Thanks for the quick response.
> Bill

The problem appears to be that the driver for the Perc H330 is failing 
to load.
Here is the relevant lines from dmesg.

[   39.229284] megaraid_sas 0000:02:00.0: Could not get controller info. 
Fail fr
om megasas_init_adapter_fusion 1847
[   39.230649] megaraid_sas 0000:02:00.0: Failed from megasas_init_fw 
[   39.266222] DMAR: [DMA Read] Request device [02:00.0] PASID ffffffff 
fault ad
dr 38550000 [fault reason 06] PTE Read access is not set

This is the backport buster kernel.

   # uname -r

This is the kernel module is:

   # ls -l 
   -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 315652 Apr 23 15:15  

So, then I checked to see if there were any kernel updates that could be 
applied and
indeed there were.

   # uname -r

But the problem persists:

[   40.048619] megaraid_sas 0000:02:00.0: Could not get controller info. 
Fail fr
om megasas_init_adapter_fusion 1880
[   40.049975] megaraid_sas 0000:02:00.0: Failed from megasas_init_fw 
[   40.050568] ahci 0000:00:17.0: flags: 64bit ncq sntf pm clo only pio 
slum par
t ems deso sadm sds apst
[   40.132374] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, 
idProduct=0002, bc
dDevice= 5.06
[   40.269130] scsi host1: ahci

Not sure what to try next.  Fall back to the stock buster kernel maybe.  


Bill MacAllister <bill at>

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