Solaris 10 update 5 disables USB 2.0 for Belkin USB controller - SUN

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  1. Solaris 10 update 5 disables USB 2.0 for Belkin USB controller

    According to

    http://www.sun.com/io_technologies/i...trolers22.html

    the Belkin F5U508 USB/Firewire card is "verified" for Solaris 10 on both
    SPARC and x86. So today I goes out and buys one, installs it, and it
    seems to at least work. But looking in /var/adm/messages I see:


    May 9 21:34:43 kestrel scsi: [ID 193665 kern.info] sd6 at glm0: target
    6 lun 0
    May 9 21:34:43 kestrel genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] sd6 is
    /pci@8,700000/scsi@6/sd@6,0
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): Due to recently discovered incompatibilities
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): with this USB controller, USB2.x transfer
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): support has been disabled. This device will
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): continue to function as a USB1.x controller.
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): If you are interested in enabling USB2.x
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): support please, refer to the ehci(7D) man
    page.
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): Please also refer to www.sun.com/io for
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): Solaris Ready products and to
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl for additional
    May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info]
    /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2 (ehci0): compatible USB products.

    So it is only going to work as USB 1, which is bloody annoying, as I
    bought it to give me USB 2.0 in the Blade!


    Anyone know what the issue is which have caused Solaris to downgrade the
    card from USB 2.0 to USB 1?

  2. Re: Solaris 10 update 5 disables USB 2.0 for Belkin USB controller


    "John Doe" wrote in message
    news:482767c9$0$10633$fa0fcedb@news.zen.co.uk...
    > Dave wrote:
    >> According to
    >>
    >> http://www.sun.com/io_technologies/i...trolers22.html
    >>
    >> the Belkin F5U508 USB/Firewire card is "verified" for Solaris 10 on both
    >> SPARC and x86. So today I goes out and buys one, installs it, and it
    >> seems to at least work. But looking in /var/adm/messages I see:
    >>


    Does this mean I can use one in a U60 to get USB?


    >>
    >> May 9 21:34:43 kestrel scsi: [ID 193665 kern.info] sd6 at glm0: target 6
    >> lun 0
    >> May 9 21:34:43 kestrel genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] sd6 is
    >> /pci@8,700000/scsi@6/sd@6,0
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): Due to recently discovered incompatibilities
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): with this USB controller, USB2.x transfer
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): support has been disabled. This device will
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): continue to function as a USB1.x controller.
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): If you are interested in enabling USB2.x
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): support please, refer to the ehci(7D) man page.
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): Please also refer to www.sun.com/io for
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): Solaris Ready products and to
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl for additional
    >> May 9 21:39:13 kestrel usba: [ID 723738 kern.info] /pci@8,600000/usb@1,2
    >> (ehci0): compatible USB products.
    >>
    >> So it is only going to work as USB 1, which is bloody annoying, as I
    >> bought it to give me USB 2.0 in the Blade!
    >>
    >>
    >> Anyone know what the issue is which have caused Solaris to downgrade the
    >> card from USB 2.0 to USB 1?

    >
    > If you look the log message then it gives you a hint on how to enable it
    > at high speed. Following the hint then the man page for ehci(7D) tells you
    > what to do.
    >
    > By the way, the Belkin F5U220 works well, this is only USB not firewire.
    >
    > John.




  3. Re: Solaris 10 update 5 disables USB 2.0 for Belkin USB controllerReferences:<4824bdcb@212.67.96.135>

    John Doe wrote:

    > If you look the log message then it gives you a hint on how to enable it
    > at high speed. Following the hint then the man page for ehci(7D) tells
    > you what to do.
    >
    > By the way, the Belkin F5U220 works well, this is only USB not firewire.
    >
    > John.


    I've done that and enabled it, but I'm not 100% confident. Clearly there
    is an issue, and its not clear that this work around is totally sound.

  4. Re: Solaris 10 update 5 disables USB 2.0 for Belkin USB controller


    "Dave" wrote in message news:48291a39@212.67.96.135...
    > Dave Wade wrote:
    >> "John Doe" wrote in message
    >> news:482767c9$0$10633$fa0fcedb@news.zen.co.uk...
    >>> Dave wrote:
    >>>> According to
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.sun.com/io_technologies/i...trolers22.html
    >>>>
    >>>> the Belkin F5U508 USB/Firewire card is "verified" for Solaris 10 on
    >>>> both SPARC and x86. So today I goes out and buys one, installs it, and
    >>>> it seems to at least work. But looking in /var/adm/messages I see:
    >>>>

    >>
    >> Does this mean I can use one in a U60 to get USB?

    >
    > Yes, you should be able to. Not tested myself though. But I might be
    > tempted to go with one of the other supported cards, which does not have
    > this issue. Search on Blade 2000 USB and you will find someone posted a
    > link on sum.com to supported USB cards which fit in a PCI slot.
    >


    Thanks. That might be useful...



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