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Bug#595733: #595733 [sparc] sym53c8xx is not autodetected

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:17:20AM +0100, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> Hermann Lauer <Hermann.Lauer@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de> writes:
> > On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 08:47:40PM +0000, Miguel Figueiredo wrote:
> > 
> >> sym53c8xx is included in the linux-kernel-di-sparc-2.6 so i guess it
> >> should be detected.
> >> Can you try with a recent image and give feedback?
> >
> > You are right, it is detected now (9699532 2010-12-15 17:09 boot_beta2.img).
> > But a symbol is missing, so sd_mod did not load - see below.
> >
> > [  520.256605] sd_mod: Unknown symbol blk_queue_physical_block_size_fixed
> That's a signal of kernel/module mismatch which can happen sometimes in
> certain images (I'd welcome some clarification from somebody myself).
> Please check with the RC1 images, when you have time.

Checked now, module loads but the installer is still reporting no
disk - but when breaking into the shell from the installer
I noticed that all partitions are detected. So retrying disk detection at
that point worked.

Maybe a timing issue, probably due to some md arrays on my disks. 

Please tell if and what information would be helpfull, at the moment
for me it's only a minor issue with the "retrying of disk detection" 
workaround available. At least a release note entry would be fine.

Thanks for your work on sparc,

Netzwerkadministration/Zentrale Dienste, Interdiziplinaeres 
Zentrum fuer wissenschaftliches Rechnen der Universitaet Heidelberg
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Email: Hermann.Lauer@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

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