SUMMARY: two questions on scsi

From: Clemens Schmuck (
Date: Tue Jun 10 1997 - 10:34:49 CDT

hi all,
 after reading the first answer to my question i wondered why nobody came
to blow me away. but all that came where xx friendly responses to my

here are my original questions:
>i just wanted to connect 4 external hd drives to a ultra 1/170 running
>solaris 2.5.1. it seems as if i can not set a drives scsiid to 6. trying
>this results in not seeing the drive in the list which format gives.
>as far as i know scsi id 7 is the controller, id 0 the internal drive (on
>ultra sparc machines) so i can't see where the fault is.
>what about this error messages?
>WARNING: /sbus@1f,0/espdma@e,8400000/esp@e,8800000 (esp0):
> Connected command timeout for Target 6.0
>WARNING: /sbus@1f,0/espdma@e,8400000/esp@e,8800000/sd@0,0 (sd0):
> SCSI transport failed: reason 'reset': retrying command

the answer to the first question was easy. as i never used to have a cdrom
drive before i simply forgot to think that it already uses scsi id 0.

the answer to the second question (done by Michael Sullivan):
"This is really two separate messages, although the second one is
a side-effect of the first. The first one means that the Sun didn't get a
response back within the expected time from the device at SCSI id 6, which
could be easily explained if you have both a CDROM drive and a hard disk
configured to use that same id. The second message says that some command
sent to disk sd0 failed because the SCSI bus was reset, which was probably
done as a result of the previous error."

thanks to all who replied (and to all who decided not to blow me away)
Kevin Sheehan
Birger A. Wathne
Fredrik Mellin
Mike Ordun
Douglas Purdy
Shriman Gurung
Matthew Stier
Christopher L. Barnard
Karl von Jena
Brad Young
James Wendling
Russ Poffenberger
Christopher M. Conway
Michael Sullivan
Tariq Ahmed
Bismark Espinoza
and anyone who may follow...

 clemens schmuck
 edv-zentrum universitaet salzburg (043) 662 8044 6731
 hellbrunnerstr. 34
 5020 salzburg, austria

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