Well after a lot of work I got the server running again with the old SLES 11 SP2 kernel which cam on the install DVD. Still no joy when update the latest kernel. It seems the megasr module will not be compiled/maked into the initrd file.
Running mkinitrd after updating to the latest kernel, but before rebooting, I receive these two messages.
modprobe: Module megasr not found.
WARNING! no dependencies for kernel module 'megasr' found.
Seems as though the latest SLES 11 SP2 kernel 3.0.51-0.7.9-default does not like the 'lsi-megasr-kmp-15.00.0927.2012-1'
Please advise on how to have the newest kernel accept the Intel latest megasr driver.
It seems that the latest 'lsi-megasr-kmp-15.00.0927.2012-1' and prev ''lsi-megasr-kmp-15.00.0725.2012-1' only work with the SLES 11 SP2 install kernel 'kernel-default-3.0.13' and not any other kernel. I'm trying to keep the SLES box up to date but cannot since the lsi-megasr driver will not work with any later kernel. The latest SLES 11 SP2 kernel is 'kernel-default-3.0.51'
Could the developers update the lsi-megasr drivers to work with other SLES 11 SP2 kernels.
Now would be an appropriate time to do this.