Bug 37712

Summary: (SCSI SYM53C9XX) installer hangs loading sym53c8xx driver
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Need Real Name <jkienlen>
Component: kernelAssignee: Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>
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Version: 7.1CC: p.langendonck, rpray
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Description Need Real Name 2001-04-25 23:17:37 UTC
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installer hangs loading sym53c8xx driver

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Tried to install from floppy and cd with same results.

Actual Results:  System hangs unable to continue loading

PC is a Micron netframe 3100 
scsi controller is a Symbios sym53c875

Comment 1 Pieter Langendonck 2001-05-04 16:34:44 UTC
I have the same problem with sym53c860. 
Error is 'divide error 000' or something like that.
Because of this I can't install RedHat 7.1. 
I have no problems with this when I installed RedHat 7.0..

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-08-30 19:54:13 UTC
The dev package contains device inodes.  If there's a hang, it's probably a
driver bug, which is kernel territory.  Reassigning to "kernel".

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-09-05 15:47:05 UTC
I have a similar problem on a machine I have.  My controller is SYM53C875.

Linux tries to load the driver and eventually fails with a timeout.

I get the following in one of the log windows:

<4>scsi: Aborting command due to timeout : pid 0, scsi 0, channel 0, id 6, lun 
0 0x12 00 00 00 ff 00
<4>sym53c8xx_abort: pid=0 serial_number=10 serial_number_at_timeout=10
<4> SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out - resetting

- The following lines are repeated over and over with only the serial_number 
and serial_number_at_timeout values changing.

<4>sym53c8xx_reset: pid=0 resetflags=2 serial_number=133 
<6>sym53c876-0: restart (scsi reset).
<4>sym53c876-0: Downloading SCSI SCRIPTS
<4>SCSI host 0 abort (pid 0) timed out - resetting
<4>SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0

Comment 4 acount closed by user 2003-10-14 16:53:26 UTC
Do new driver sym53c8xx_2 work ?

Comment 5 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:38:58 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/