Hi There,

Just a quick step by step manual on how to compile the kernelmodule for the Highpoint Rocketraid Controller 2720 under Debian 7.

  • wget “http://www.highpoint-tech.com/BIOS_Driver/rr272x_1x/Linux/RR272x_1x-Linux-Src-v1.4-120424-1752.tar.gz”
  • tar xfz “RR272x_1x-Linux-Src-v1.4-120424-1752.tar.gz”
  • cd product/rr272x/linux
  • make
  • copy rr272x_1x.ko to /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/scsi
  • depmod -a
  • blacklist mvsas via /etc/modprobe.d/mvsas-blacklist.conf, see below
  • $ cat /etc/modprobe.d/mvsas-blacklist.conf
    # This file blacklists the mvsas raid controller modules, conflicts with proprietary r272x from rocketraid/highpoint
    blacklist mvsas
  • update-initramfs -d 3.2.0-4-amd64
  • update-initramfs -c -v 3.2.0-4-amd64

The important thing here is, that the original native kernel module ‘mvsas’ gets loaded before the r272x, which we just compiled. This will cause to show the single disks as /dev/sda..g instead of just a single RAID device. That’s why we blacklist the file via /etc/modprobe.d/.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,
Raphi