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
Also, what make and model is the card in question?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Sanborn" <email@example.com>
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)
> | Martin Sanborn - Dept. of Chemical Engineering - Northwestern University
> | m-sanborn@ nwu.edu - (847)467-1653 - http://zeolites.cqe.nwu.edu/marty |
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