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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 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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