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Bug#515201: linux-image: sata drive connected via marvell controller crashes



On Sat, 2009-02-14 at 19:35 +0100, Mark Poks wrote:
> Package: linux-image
> Severity: important

I'm sorry for the delay in answering your bug report.

> i have ASUS M2N32 WS Professionall mainboard with latest BIOS revision 2001.
> it has two controllers for sata:
> - standard (nvidia)
> - marvell
>
> and also i have two sata II disks:
>  1 - with Debian 32-bit, kernel 2.6.26-1-686-bigmem - plugged in standard sata
>  2 - with Debian 64-bit, kernel 2.6.26-1-amd64 - plugged in marvell sata
> 
> the standard sata controller works fine, but i have problems with the marvell.
> 
> * when booting disk 1 (disk 2 is connected to marvell controller) system does
> not boot up correctly. it holds-on - see photo:
> 
> http://develop.euroimpex.pl/~marek/boot/dsc00226.jpg
> 
> last few lines of long display in a loop if waiting longer..
> 
> * when booting disk 1, with disk 2 unplugged, system starts fine ofcourse,
> but when plugin disk 2 to marvell (when system is on), the message
> 'Disabling IRQ #16' appears in console and system hangs-up.
> 
> * i tried also bootup from disk 2 (marvell controller), the grub started,
> kernel started to doing it's job, but it crashed - see photo:
> 
> http://develop.euroimpex.pl/~marek/boot/dsc00227.jpg
> 
> maybe i am doing something wrong? maybe my mainboard has a bug, or maybe
> it's something wrong in kernel? or maybe i have badly configured IRQs in the 
> BIOS? - not sure

IRQ configuration should be automatic, the exception being when there is
a BIOS bug that we need to override.

I believe that this was fixed in linux-2.6 version 2.6.26-14, which was
included in stable update 5.0.1.  Please can you report whether this bug
is now fixed?

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
I'm always amazed by the number of people who take up solipsism because
they heard someone else explain it. - E*Borg on alt.fan.pratchett

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