perc-cerc-w2k-5.48-A04.txt Driver File Contents (RAID_DRVR_WIN_R99973.EXE)

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller Device Driver for Windows 2000 and 2003.

Windows 2000 Version 5.48
Windows 2003 Version 6.46.2.32


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0  Introduction
2.0  Compatibility / Minimum Requirements
3.0  Install Instructions
     3.1 Installing the Driver during Operating System Installation
     3.2 Installing a Windows 2000 or 2003 Driver for a New RAID Controller
     3.3 Updating an Existing Windows 2000 or 2003 Driver
     3.4 Installing PERC 4/DC, 4/SC or PERC 4e/DC Controllers in Windows 2000 and
         Windows 2003 Operating Systems with PERC 3/SC, 3/DCL or PERC 3/DC Controllers
     3.5 Migrating from a PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC Controller to a PERC 4e/DC, 4/DC or 
         PERC 4/SC Controller in Windows 2000 or 2003
4.0  Fixes or Enhancements in this Release
5.0  Additional Information
6.0  Revision History


1.0 Introduction
================

This is the driver for following PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controllers:
 
    PERC 4e/Di, 4e/Si, 4e/DC
    PERC 4/Di, 4/DC, 4/SC
    PERC 3/QC, 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC
    CERC ATA100/4CH


2.0 Compatibility / Minimum Requirements
========================================

This Device Driver is compatible with the following firmware versions:

Controller         Minimum Recommended       Description
                   Firmware Level

PERC 3/QC          198Q                      PERC 3 Quad Channel
PERC 3/DC          198Q                      PERC 3 Dual Channel
PERC 3/DCL         198Q                      PERC 3 Dual Channel Lite
PERC 3/SC          198Q                      PERC 3 Single Channel
PERC 4/Di          421Q                      PERC 4 Integrated on PE 1750
PERC 4/Di          251Q                      PERC 4 Integrated on PE 2600
PERC 4/SC          351Q                      PERC 4 Single Channel
PERC 4/DC          351Q                      PERC 4 Dual Channel
PERC 4e/Di         521Q                      PERC 4e Integrated on PE 2800, 2850, 6800, 6850
PERC 4e/Si         521Q                      PERC 4e Integrated on PE 1850
PERC 4e/DC         521Q                      PERC 4e Dual Channel
CERC ATA100/4CH    6.62                      CERC Quad Channel IDE


3.0 Install Instructions
========================

This is a self-extracting package of the Windows 2000 and 2003 device driver 
installation diskette for PERC 4/DC, 4/SC, 3/QC, 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC,  
CERC ATA100/4CH, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4e/Di, PERC4e/Si and PERC 4e/DC. 

To build the installation diskette, execute the package, directing its output 
to an empty, formatted diskette.


3.1 Installing the Driver during Operating System Installation
--------------------------------------------------------------

1. Boot the system using the Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003 CD.
2. When the message Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID
   driver appears, press the <F6> key immediately.
   Within a few minutes, a screen appears that asks for additional controllers 
   in the system.
3. Press the <S> key.
   The system prompts for the driver diskette to be inserted.
4. Insert the driver diskette in the floppy drive and press the <Enter> key.
   A list of PERC controllers appears.
5. Select the right driver for the installed controller and press the <Enter>
   key to load the driver.

NOTE: For Windows 2003, a message appears that states that the driver that you
provided is older/newer then the Windows driver. Press the <S> key to use the
driver that is on the floppy diskette.

6. Press the <Enter> key again to continue the installation process as usual.


3.2 Installing a Windows 2000 or 2003 Driver for a New RAID Controller
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Perform the following steps to configure the driver when you add the RAID 
controller to a system that already has Windows installed.

1. Power down the system.
2. Install the new RAID controller in the system.
   Refer to Hardware Installation for detailed instructions on installing and
   cabling the RAID controller in the system.
3. Power on the system.
   The Windows operating system should detect the new controller and display a
   message to inform the user.
4. The Found New Hardware Wizard screen pops up and displays the detected 
   hardware device.
5. Click Next.
6. On the Locate device driver screen, select Search for a suitable driver for
   my device and click Next.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette and select Floppy disk drives on the
   Locate Driver Files screen.
8. Click Next.
9. The wizard detects and installs the appropriate device drivers for the new
   RAID controller.
10. Click Finish to complete the installation.
11. Reboot the server.


3.3 Updating an Existing Windows 2000 or 2003 Driver
----------------------------------------------------

Perform the following steps to update the windows driver for the RAID controller
already installed on your system.

NOTE: It is important that you idle your system before you update the driver.

1. Press Start > Settings > Control Panel > System.
   The System Properties screen displays.

NOTE: In Windows 2003, press Start > Control Panel > System.

2. Click on the Hardware tab.
3. Click the Device Manager and the Device Manager screen displays.
4. Click SCSI and RAID Controllers.
5. Double-click the RAID controller for which you want to update the driver.
6. Click the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.
   The screen for the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard displays.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette.
8. Click Next.
9. Follow the steps in the Wizard to search the diskette for the driver.
10. Select the INF file from the diskette.

NOTE: In Windows 2003, select the name of the driver, not the INF file.

11. Click Next and continue the installation steps in the Wizard.
12. Click Finish to exit the wizard and reboot the system for the changes to take
    place.


3.4 Installing PERC 4/DC, 4/SC or PERC 4e/DC Controllers in Windows 2000 and
    Windows 2003 Operating Systems with PERC 3/SC, 3/DCL or PERC 3/DC Controllers
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The following steps should be performed in the following order:
- Update the PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL, or 3/SC drivers to PERC 4 drivers.

  NOTE: The PERC 4/DC, 4/SC and PERC 4e/DC drivers for Windows 2000 and
  Windows 2003 operating systems are compatible with PERC 3/SC, 3/DCL and
  PERC 3/DC controllers.

- Install PERC 4/DC or 4/SC controllers in Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 
  operating systems
- Install the PERC 4/DC or 4/SC drivers for the newly installed controllers

NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator to perform these steps.

1. From the desktop, right-click on the My Computer icon.
2. Left-click Manage.
3. Click Device Manager.
4. Double-click SCSI and RAID Controller.
   A list of all currently installed SCSI drivers appears.
5. Double-click the appropriate RAID controller (such as PERC 3/DC RAID 
   Controller).
6. Select the Driver tab.
7. Select Update Driver.
   The Update Device Driver Wizard displays.
8. Click Next.
9. Click Display a list of known drivers for this device so I can choose a 
   specific driver.
10. Click Next.
    The Select a Device Driver Wizard appears.
11. Locate the driver diskette for Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 provided with 
    your PERC 4/DC or PERC 4/SC controller kit and insert it in the diskette drive.

    NOTE: You can also create a diskette with the latest version of the driver by 
    accessing support.dell.com and downloading the latest version available online.
    
12. Click Have Disk.
    The Install from Disk dialog box appears.
13. Click OK.
    A list of PERC 4/DC and 4/SC drivers available on the diskette appears.
14. Click Next.
15. Select the appropriate driver for Windows 2000 or Windows 2003.
    A driver warning dialog box appears.
16. Click Yes to continue.
    The Start Device Driver Installation dialog box appears.
17. Click Finish to complete the installation and exit the wizard.
18. Shut down and remove power from the system.
19. Install the new PERC 4/DC or 4/SC controller(s) and connect the internal SCSI
    cables appropriately.

    Refer to the Hardware Installation section for detailed instructions on 
    installing and cabling the RAID controller in the system.

20. Power on the system.
    During boot up, the PERC 4/DC or 4/SC BIOS banner should display indicating the
    presence of the new controllers in the system. If it does not, power the system
    down and refer to the Troubleshooting section.
21. Log on as an administrator.
    Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 starts, displays a message that new hardware has 
    been detected, and starts the Found New Hardware Wizard.
22. Click Next.
    The Install Hardware Device Drivers window appears.
23. Select the Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) option, 
    if not already selected, and click Next.
     The Locate Driver Files dialog box appears. Make sure that only the Floppy disk
     drive option is selected.
24. Insert the driver diskette that came with your PERC 4/DC, 4/SC or PERC 4e/DC
    controller into your systemís diskette drive and click Next.
    The Driver Files Search Results window appears, displaying the driver found on 
    the diskette that matches the device you are installing.
25. Click Next.
    When Windows has finished installing the driver, the Completing the Found New 
    Hardware Wizard window appears.
26. Click Finish.
27. The Found New Hardware Wizard appears, indicating that Windows 2000 or 
    Windows 2003 found a device labeled SCSI Controller.
28. Repeat step 8 through step 17 to install the correct driver for the SCSI 
    controller.

    NOTE: If you are adding a PERC 4/DC controller, perform step 24 once to install 
    one driver for the device labeled SCSI Controller. When you have installed all
    of the necessary drivers, the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard window 
    appears.
    
29. Click Finish.
    The Completing the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard window appears.
30. Click Finish.
    The Dell PERC 4/DC, 4/SC or PERC 4e/DC RAID Controller Properties window appears.
31. Click Close.
32. Restart your system.


3.5 Migrating from a PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC Controller to a PERC 4e/DC, 4/DC or 
    PERC 4/SC Controller in Windows 2000 or 2003
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This section provides details for upgrading from the PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL or 
PERC 3/SC controllers to the PERC 4/DC, 4/SC or PERC 4e/DC controller.

NOTE: PERC controller cards cannot support drive roaming and drive migration at 
the same time. Do not roam drives during drive migration. Keep the controllers
on the same ID.  Upgrading from PERC 3/SC, 3/DC and 3/DCL is direct and easy.
Make sure you back up the entire system, including operating system and user
data files before making this upgrade.

To upgrade to PERC 4e/DC, PERC 4/DC, or 4/SC controllers the following broad 
tasks must be completed in order:

1. Update the device driver (use the procedure appropriate for your operating 
   system).
2. Remove the PERC 3/SC, 3/DC, 3/DCL controller and install the PERC 4e/DC, 
   PERC 4/DC,or PERC 4/SC controller.
3. Set the desired write-back or write-through policy using the PERC BIOS 
   Configure Utility

3.5.1 Updating the Device Driver in Windows 2000 or 2003
--------------------------------------------------------

To remove the PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC drivers and install the PERC 4e/DC, 
PERC 4/DC or 4/SC drivers to a system running the Microsoft Windows 2000
or Windows 2003 operating system, perform the following steps:

NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator to perform these steps:

1. From the desktop, right-click the My Computer icon.
2. Click on Manage.
3. Click on Device Manager and the Device Manager screen displays.
4. Double-click SCSI and RAID Controller.
   A list of all currently installed SCSI drivers appears.
5. Double-click the appropriate RAID controller to be removed (such as 
   PERC 3/DC RAID Controller).
6. Select the Driver tab.
7. Click on Update Driver.
   The Update Device Driver Wizard appears.
8. Click Next.
9. Click Display a list of known drivers for this device so I can choose a 
   specific driver.
10. Click Next.
    The Select a Device Driver Wizard appears.
11. Locate the driver diskette for Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 provided with
    your PERC 4e/DC, 4/DC or PERC 4/SC controller kit and insert it in the diskette drive.
12. Click Have Disk.
    The Install from Disk dialog box appears.
13. Click OK.
    A list of PERC 4e/DC, 4/DC or PERC 4/SC drivers available on the diskette appears.
14. Click Next.
15. Select the appropriate driver for Windows 2000 or Windows 2003.
    A driver warning dialog box appears.
16. Click Yes to continue.
    The Start Device Driver Installation dialog box appears.
17. Click Next.
    The Completing the Upgrade Device Driver windows appears.
18. Click Finish.
19. Click Close.
20. Next, follow the procedure Removing the PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL or PERC 3/SC 
    Controller and Installing the PERC 4e/DC, 4/DC or PERC 4/SC Controller on a
    Windows 2000 or 2003 System.

3.5.2 Removing the PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL or PERC 3/SC Controller and
      Installing the PERC 4e/DC, 4/DC or PERC 4/SC Controller on a
      Windows 2000 or 2003 System
-------------------------------------------------------------------

The following procedure applies to Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 operating 
systems. To remove the PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL, or 3/SC controller, perform the
following steps:

CAUTION: See the safety instructions in your System Information booklet before 
working inside your
system.

1. Shut down and remove power to the system and any attached external peripherals.
2. Remove the system cabinet cover.
   See the system Installation and Troubleshooting Guide for detailed instructions.

3. Label the SCSI connectors that connect to the 3/DC, 3/DCL and 3/SC controller
   connectors.

CAUTION: If the SCSI connectors are not properly identified with their channel 
identification, the PERC 4 controller firmware may be unable to convert to the
correct logical drive configuration (performed in the next procedure.)

4. Disconnect the connectors attached to the PERC 3/DC, 3/DCL and 3/SC controller 
   and remove them from the system.

   See the systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide for instructions.

5. Install the PERC 4e/DC, 4/DC, or 4/SC controller and install the SCSI cables 
   you removed in step 4.
6. Refer to Hardware Installation for detailed instructions on installing and 
   cabling the RAID controller in the system.
7. Close or replace the system cabinet cover.
8. Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources.
9. Power on the system.
   The configuration data on the hard drive is used automatically if there is a 
   configuration mismatch (assuming the new controller has no configuration).

NOTE: If you have configured a RAID 5 system with more than four physical drives, 
the disk activity LED blinks after the BIOS configuration is complete. This is
an indication of normal background initialization being performed by the PERC 4
controllers. Background initialization could take hours to complete,
depending on the size of the logical drives. The server is usable, although I/O 
response may be slow. Performance should be back to normal after initialization
is complete.


3.5.3 Changing the Write Policy
-------------------------------

If the new PERC 4e/DC, 4/DC or PERC 4/SC controllers have different battery 
backup settings than the previous controllers, you must change the write policy
of the logical drive to obtain additional performance improvements or avoid data
corruption in the event of power loss.

For example, PERC 3/SC and PERC 3/DCL controllers do not include a battery 
backup unit, while the PERC 4/DC and PERC 3/DC do have a battery backup unit.

If you are upgrading from a PERC 3/SC to a PERC 4/DC, you should change the 
write policy from Write-Through to Write-Back for additional performance
improvements.

If you are upgrading a PERC 3/DC to a PERC 4/DC with the same battery backup 
settings, you do not need to change the write policy.

To change the write policy settings, perform the following steps:
1. From the PERC BIOS Configure Utility, select the Object > Logical Drive menu.
2. Select the logical drive and press <Enter>.
3. Select View/Update Parameters and press <Enter>.
4. Select Write Policy and press <Enter>.
5. Select WrBack or WrThru according to the battery unit setting.
6. If the new adapter does not include the battery backup unit, select WrThru. 
   Otherwise, select WrBack.
7. Press <Esc> as many times as necessary to return to the Logical Drive Menu.
8. Repeat step 2 through step 6 for each logical drive.
9. Reboot your system for the changes to take place.


4.0 Fixes or Enhancements in this Release 
=========================================

W2K 5.48

1. During Bus Reset, the driver issues a call to the F/W and returns without 
   waiting for the call to finish and asks for the next request from OS. This 
   next request got issued to the F/W even before the reset call completed 
   resulting in the reservation conflict. Now the driver does not issue the next
   command until the reset call to the F/W completes. 

W2K3 6.46.2.32

1. If the Adapter is set to DEAD, all the IOCTLs sent to the driver will be 
   returned with a special signature 0xEE to identify that the adapter is DEAD
   and not responding.

2. During Bus Reset, the driver issues a call to the F/W and returns without 
   waiting for the call to finish and asks for the next request from OS. This 
   next request got issued to the F/W even before the reset call completed 
   resulting in the reservation conflict. Now the driver does not issue the next
   command until the reset call to the F/W completes. 

3. SCSI commands issued to the Dummy Device exposed by the driver was not 
   handled properly. Driver should have rejected all the commands issued to the
   Dummy Device except for the SCSIOP_INQUIRY and SCSIIO_READ_CAPACITY. This was
   causing the system to blue screen when using utilities sending SCSI commands
   to the Dummy Device. This release driver handles all the SCSI commands issued
   to the driver gracefully.


5.0 Additional Information
==========================

1. When installing a PERC 3/DCL controller in a system, Windows will 
   automatically load a different PERC driver. This driver will show the PERC
   3/DCL as a PERC 3/DC. You must upgrade the driver to the latest shipping level
   and after this upgrade the PERC 3/DCL will be displayed correctly. 

2. When installing Windows Server 2000 or 2003 in a system and have a PERC 3/QC,
   PERC 3/DC, PERC 3/DCL, PERC 3/SC, PERC 4/DC, PERC 4/SC, PERC 4e/DC, or
   PERC 4e/Di together in a system you will see the following selection when
   choosing a logical drive to configure.

		(xxxxx)mb Disk 0 at Id <y> on bus <z> on mraid35x [MBR]
		
		Where (xxxxx) is the size of the logical  drive.
		Where (y) is the logical drive id per controller.
 		Where (z) is the bus number.
			
If there is more than 1 logical drive per controller then Id number will be 
incremented. 

If there is more than 1 type of controller in a system then multiple selections 
will be displayed per controller.

 		(xxxxx)mb Disk 0 at Id (y) on bus (z) on mraid35x [MBR]

		(xxxxx)mb Disk 0 at Id (y) on bus (z) on mraid35x [MBR]

The user must be careful to select the appropriate id when installing Windows 
Server 2000 or 2003. 


6.0 Revision History
====================

W2K Changes from 5.42 to 5.46

1. A timer routine has been added to the driver's reset path which will 
   periodically be invoked and will calculate the actual system time elapsed
   from the start of the issuing of reset. If more than 3 minutes elapse, the 
   adapter will be marked as failed.
   In a cluster environment during heavy I/O, this would prevent the driver
   from stalling the CPU and allow the cluster to failover instead of freezing.
2. The driver will now expose a failed logical drive to the OS and will complete
   the failed I/O request with the proper status information to prevent a logical
   drive mismatch between the OS and the RAID management utilities.
3. Support added for PERC 4e/Si,PERC 4e/Di,and PERC 4e/DC.


W2K Changes from 5.39 to 5.42

1. File Version has been modified to reflect the product version from this 
   release onwards.
2. Minor change to the setup files.
3. Driver no longer filters out all other commands except SCSI READ and SCSI 
   WRITE
4. The driver will accept only one Reservation call at a time and would allow it 
   to complete before issuing any more commands to the Firmware.
5. The driver will be using an individual commandID for each WriteConfig issued 
   to the Firmware


W2K Changes from 5.35.2 to 5.39 

1. Utilities are issuing driver calls for getting the logical drive statistics. 
   We have seen some utilities are requesting 40LD statistics but send buffer less 
   than the required statistics size. This is causing the system to crash. This bug 
   has been fixed in the driver by returning all the calls with lesser buffer size 
   without copying any data successfully.
2. Change in the setup files, so that Scsiport driver should give correct Device 
   Number and Function Number to the Miniport driver.
3. A timeout is implemented in the driver so that driver shouldn't wait 
   infinitely for the Firmware to acknowledge the interrupt.
4. During Reset, Driver was not clearing all the Pending Commands whenever the 
   Firmware is not able to complete it.
5. System was hanging after it wakes up from Hibernation/Standby on PERC 3/QC 
   and PERC 3/DC controllers. Driver needs to reprogram these SCSI chips before 
   waiting for the firmware to initialize.   
6. During the Cluster HCT phase 5 test the driver and firmware used to wait for 
   each other for a command completion. This led to dead lock condition and the HCT 
   test fails with an IO timeout error. In order to avoid this dead lock condition 
   the driver will poll the firmware for completion of a command before the OS 
   times out the command.
7. When running heavy I/O's the miniport driver would often get a mailbox busy 
   condition that would lead to an I/O hang. The fix is made in the driver to 
   improve delay optimization for the mailbox busy condition. 
8. The logical drive status checking was failing for Dummy Device inquiry. This 
   logic was removed since there is no need to check status of this device. 
9. The capability pointer was changed in firmware for Fast READ/WRITE calls for 
   hard drives connected to the SCSI Channels.
10. Initial release of PERC 4/Di support on PE2755MC 
11. Initial release of PERC 4/SC. 

    
W2K Changes from 5.32 to 5.35.2

1. System was not waking up after a hibernation/standby operation. This bug was 
   caused by the driver. Driver was trying to access PCI_CONFIG space from the 
   ScsiRestartAdapter in the driver. This bug has been fixed by accessing the 
   PCI_CONFIG space from the ScsiSetRunningConfig entry point.
2. New command has been introduced to enhance the performance for SCSI I/O on 
   non-raid SCSI channel.
3. In case of cluster reset, Driver was waiting infinitely for all the commands 
   to complete, resulting in the system crash/hang. This problem has been fixed by 
   waiting for certain period of time for the outstanding commands to complete. If 
   the commands are not completed in certain period of time, Driver completes all 
   the outstanding with error and returns.
4. In case of Standby, driver was not waiting for the Firmware to get 
   initialized, resulting in the driver sending commands to the firmware even when 
   the Firmware is not initialized. The fix has been put in the driver. Driver is 
   polling for the Firmware to get initialized before sending any commands to the 
   Firmware.
5. A single Tape drive was seen at TargetID 0 and TargetID 16 on the physical 
   channel.  One can attach up to a maximum of 15 devices on a single physical 
   channel. All the requests coming for a physical channel with TargetID greater 
   than 15 should be returned as Illegal request.


W2K Version 5.32.0.0

1. Initial release of PERC 4/Di on PE2600.


W2K3 Changes from 6.35.2.32 to 6.41.2.32

1. A timer routine has been added to the driver's reset path which will 
   periodically be invoked and will calculate the actual system time elapsed 
   from the start of the issuing of reset. If more than 3 minutes elapse, the 
   adapter will be marked as failed.
   In a cluster environment during heavy I/O, this would prevent the driver from 
   stalling the CPU and allow the cluster to failover instead of freezing.
2. The driver will now expose a failed logical drive to the OS and will complete
   the failed I/O request with the proper status information to prevent a logical 
   drive mismatch between the OS and the RAID management utilities.
3. Support added for PERC 4e/Si,PERC 4e/Di,and PERC 4e/DC.
4. The driver addresses a potential system freeze during reset. 
5. The driver now returns the Bus interrupt level in the PCI information structure
   for use in the RAID utilities.
6. The TimeOut Value in the Registry entry under Disk.sys has been increased to 
   60 secs from 40 secs to prevent Event ID 9.
7. Support for MegaRAID SCSI 320-0X support added to the registry.
8. Support has been added for the SATA(523) SAF-TE device from AMI.
9. Support has been added for the Intel(R) Storage RAID Controller SRCU42 to the 
   driver and the setup files.  


W2K3 Changes from 6.32.2.32 to 6.35.2.32

1. Minor change to Oemsetup.txt file.
2. Driver no longer filters out all other commands except SCSI READ and SCSI 
   WRITE.


W2K3 Changes from 6.25 to 6.32.2.32

1. Changes in the setup files, so that Scsiport driver should give the correct
   device number and function number to the miniport driver.
2. A timeout is implemented in the driver so that driver shouldn't wait 
   infinitely for the firmware to acknowledge the interrupt.
3. The driver will return an error status for all the offline logical drives.
4. Utilities are issuing 0xc3 calls for getting the logical drive statistics. 
   This is causing the system to crash. This bug has been fixed in the driver.
5. The driver is using Hal functions to program hierarchy bridges and SCSI 
   chips when system goes to D3 standby state.  

   The use of Hal functions were not allowing the driver to pass the HCT test.
   So we have to disable the Hal calls in the previous releases. A workaround
   has been done in the driver whereby all the Hal calls have been replaced by
   its assembly equivalent.
6. During reset, the driver was not clearing all the pending commands whenever 
   the firmware is not able to complete it.
7. Driver is allocating enough continuous memory for the
   FLASH_WRITE_BLOCK(0x2c) command.
8. The system gives a blue screen when one swaps the boot controller. This bug
   has been fixed by adding entries of all the supported controllers in the
   critical data base section of the registry through changes in the
   oemsetup.inf file.
9. The system was not waking up after a hibernation/standby operation. This bug 
   was caused by the driver. The driver was trying to access PCI_CONFIG space from 
   the ScsiRestartAdapter in the driver. This bug has been fixed by accessing the 
   PCI_CONFIG space from the ScsiSetRunningConfig entry point.
10. A new command has been introduced to enhance the performance for SCSI I/O on 
    non-raid SCSI channel.
11. In case of standby, the driver was not waiting for the firmware to get 
    initialized. This resulted in the driver sending commands to the firmware
    even when the firmware is not initialized. The fix has been put in the
    driver. The driver is polling for the Firmware to get initialized before
    sending any commands to the firmware.
12. The PERC 3 Firmware was not able to handle multiple reserve commands for a 
    logical drive. This was leading to reservation failures on some of the
    logical drives. A fix has been done in the driver where the driver would
    accept only one reservation call at a time and would allow it to complete
    before issuing any more commands to the firmware.

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