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Re: AIC7xxx driver in kernel-image-2.0.36 (slink, i386)?

Are you sure this isn't just a case of Ultra-scsi being disabled in 
the adaptec bios?  The older aic7xxx drivers always enabled this even
if the bios had it disabled it, resulting in the kinds of errors you
describe below.

On Sat, 20 Feb 1999, David Huggins-Daines wrote:

> Hi,
> In the course of installing RedHat 5.2 (don't ask...) on one of our boxes
> here, I noticed that the default 2.0.36 that ships with it has an Adaptec
> driver that is *very* broken on our particular revision of the AIC7880
> chip.
> In frustration, I booted up the rescue disk from the latest slink
> boot-floppies on it, with the idea that I was going to persuade them that we
> should be using Debian instead.  I noticed that our 2.0.36 seems to have the
> same problems as that original one from RedHat - namely, probing the SCSI
> bus at startup takes forever and spews out a lot of error messages about
> lost commands and timeouts.  (and, presumably, if you follow through with
> the install, you'll get a lot of freezes and random SCSI bus resets due to
> lost commands like I did when trying to install RedHat the first time around)
> Finally, I found new install disks on RedHat's updates site, which, when I
> tried them, fixed the problem completely...
> Does anyone know what it is they fixed, and should we be applying the same
> patch to our kernel-image-2.0.36 before releasing slink?  (I seem to
> remember that there were also issues with the 2.0.34 in hamm regarding
> broken AIC7880 chipsets)
> Cheers

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