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Re: sym53c8xx SCSI Controller and Kernel 2.4.5 boot problems

Can you send me your .config?  I've got a 53c875 to test with somewhere,

If memory doesn't fail me, I'm running 2.4.6 on my home machine with that
same driver...

Also, what make and model is the card in question?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Sanborn" <marty@delirium.cqe.nwu.edu>
To: <debian-alpha@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 2:37 PM
Subject: sym53c8xx SCSI Controller and Kernel 2.4.5 boot problems

> I'm having problems booting the 2.4.5 kernel on my alpha machine. I've
> both the stock kernel source (from kernel.org) and the debian kernel
> with the same results. I believe it comes down to the sym53c875 SCSI
> controller in the machine. When I boot the new kernel, it will freeze
> initializing the SCSI card while trying to identify what SCSI disks are
> present.  I've tried the sym53c8xx driver, the NCR 53c8xx driver, and the
> NCR 53c7,8xx driver. Only the sym53c8xx driver gets to the point of
> attempting to ID the SCSI devices.
> I should note that the generic 2.2.19-2 kernel in the 2.2r3 release works
> fine, and it uses the sym53c8xx driver. Also, (obviously), the version of
> sym53c8xx driver is different in the 2.2.19 and 2.4.5 kernels.
> In configuring the kernel, I have SCSI support, SCSI disk support, and
> CDROM support. In addition, I compile the sym53c8xx driver into the
> and no other drivers.
> I found a note on another Alpha mailing list about someone having the same
> problem with the 2.4.test1 kernel, but no follow-up or solution was
> Does anyone have suggestions?
> My setup:
> 21164A processor
> EB164, variation PC164 type system
> SMC  FDC37C93X Ultra  IO controller that contains:
>    DEC Tulip ethernet controller
>    sym53c875 SCSI controller
> 256MB RAM
> Debian woody/testing (except for X11 packages, which are from potato)
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