Re: SCSI "asking for cache data failed"

From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu Oct 13 2005 - 07:29:54 EST

On Iau, 2005-10-13 at 12:45 +0200, Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> I'm wondering about the following messages, which appeared when I upgraded from
> 2.4 to 2.6:
> | sda: asking for cache data failed
> | sda: assuming drive cache: write through
> (a larger log snippet below)

The kernel asks the SCSI drive for its cache parameters. The AMI raid
card sitting in the middle doesn't know how to handle this so this
message occurs. It should be ok providing the raid card itself is
handling the consistency correctly but check with your card vendor.

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