Re: Advansys driver freezes kernel
On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 01:15:59AM -0700, Robert Persson wrote:
> I have an Advansys ABP940-U2W scsi card I would like to use on a powermac
> 8600 under Linux. It works fine under MacOS.
> Unfortunately, when I either load a kernel with advansys support built in,
> or I load an Advansys module, the kernel freezes. This only happens when
> the card is installed in my machine.
> I have tried this with various differently compiled kernels from two
> different sets of kernel sources (2.4.20-8d (Yellow Dog 3.0) and 2.4.22
> (from kernel.org)) but the same thing always happens.
There were some serious endianness bugs in the advansys driver, and
I'm not sure they were all fixed. As I recall, it was only tested on
one specific model rather than on all the supported cards.
Based on my back email archives, Jerry Quinn got it working on a 970UW
card back in 2000. The version of the driver he used didn't support
the U2W cards, and he apparently didn't have one to test. I do have both
a 970UW and a 940-U2W, but I'm not really in a position to move them
around to a ppc box or to fix the driver.