pretty much the same info as this:

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=21681580

I also checked out CVS as of 1/28/2012. tried prior versions also.

hp utility output, not sure what else is needed, let me know, this thing is like a full diag output:
Configured Logical Drives    3  (0x03)
Configuration Signature    0xa000a5c7
RAM Firmware Revision    4.12
ROM Firmware Revision    4.12
Hardware Revision    0x03
Boot Block Revision    0.02
Drive Present Map    0x00000000
External Drive Map    0x00000000
Board ID    0x3235103c
Swapped Cable Flags    0x00
Non Disk Map    0x00000000
Bad Host RAM Addr    0x00
CPU Revision    0x93
PDPI Revision    0x00
EPIC Revision    0x00
WCXC Revision    0x00
Marketing Revision    D

06:00.0 RAID bus controller: Hewlett-Packard Company Smart Array Controller (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company P400i SAS Controller
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at fde00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
        Memory at fddf0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at d0000000 [disabled] [size=256K]
        Capabilities: [b0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [d4] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=4 Masked-
        Capabilities: [e0] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [ec] Vital Product Data
        Capabilities: [100] Power Budgeting <?>
        Kernel driver in use: cciss
        Kernel modules: hpsa, cciss

root@test:~/smartmontools/trunk/smartmontools# ./smartctl -d cciss,0 -i /dev/cciss/c0d0
smartctl 5.43 2012-01-26 r3502 [x86_64-linux-2.6.37.6] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

User Capacity:        300,000,000,000 bytes [300 GB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=9 offset=27 bd_len=23
>> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page
A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.
root@test:~/smartmontools/trunk/smartmontools# ./smartctl -d cciss,0 -i /dev/cciss/c0d0 -T permissive
smartctl 5.43 2012-01-26 r3502 [x86_64-linux-2.6.37.6] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

User Capacity:        300,000,000,000 bytes [300 GB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=9 offset=27 bd_len=23
>> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page
root@test:~/smartmontools/trunk/smartmontools#

root@test:~/smartmontools-5.42# ./smartctl -d cciss,0 -i /dev/cciss/c0d0 -T permissive
smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [x86_64-linux-2.6.37.6] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

User Capacity:        300,000,000,000 bytes [300 GB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=9 offset=27 bd_len=23
>> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page
root@test:~/smartmontools-5.42#

root@test:~# smartctl -d cciss,0 -i /dev/cciss/c0d0 -T permissive
smartctl 5.40 2010-10-16 r3189 [x86_64-slackware-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

scsiModePageOffset: response length too short, resp_len=9 offset=27 bd_len=23
>> Terminate command early due to bad response to IEC mode page
root@test:~#

by the way, it  doesn't matter how far i go in cciss,0-5, it does the same thing, there is nothing beyond 6.

Thank you.