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On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 04:22:54PM +0200, Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> > As upstream maintainer, I'd like more information about it please ...
> >  - How does it "not work properly"?  Does it hang on first access to
> >    the chip, or does it suffer data corruption?
> It outputs a "can't map PCI MMIO region" and does nothing at all.

Interesting.  This can only happen if ioremap() returns NULL.  That can
happen for a number of reasons ...

 - Requesting a size of 0.  This isn't happening because the driver
   requests either 128 or 256.
 - Wrap-around.  If the address is right at the top of io space, this
   could happen, but is very unlikely.
 - If the page involved is normal RAM.  Seems unlikely, but if the system
   is misconfigured, it's possible.
 - If we can't get_vm_area().  Possible, but unlikely.
 - If remap_area_pages() fails.  Again, possible but unlikely.

> >  - Are the io memory resources on this Thinkpad properly programmed?
> Most likely they aren't.  Any idea how I could find out?

lspci -v of that device would be interesting to see.

> >  - What kernel were you trying, 2.4 or 2.6?
> I was using the official Debian kernel, version 2.6.8, from the
> installation CD, built with:

Those are good config options.

I think we need to do a little debugging... could you add the following
patch and let me know the outcome?

--- drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx_2/sym_glue.c 16 Sep 2004 01:54:44 -0000      1.60
+++ drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx_2/sym_glue.c 16 Sep 2004 15:30:38 -0000
@@ -1674,6 +1674,8 @@ static struct Scsi_Host * __devinit sym_
        np->s.mmio_va = ioremap(dev->s.base_c, np->s.io_ws);
+       printk(KERN_DEBUG "map 0x%lx length %d returned 0x%p\n", dev->s.base_c,
+                       np->s.io_ws, np->s.mmio_va);
        if (!np->s.mmio_va) {
                printf_err("%s: can't map PCI MMIO region\n", sym_name(np));
                goto attach_failed;

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