Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108916
Firewire regression: HDD failed to be detected using latest kernel
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:59:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
I use a Firewire external HDD that works fine under
2.4.22-1.2105.nptl; yesterday I installed -1.2115.nptl and upon
booting it kudzu reported that the Firewire drive no longer exists.
Note: I have to use the rescan-scsi-bus.sh script from linux1394 to
get the drive to work even under -1.2105.nptl
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach sbp2 HDD to a computer running -1.2105.nptl
3. Reboot to -1.2115.nptl
Actual Results: Hard drive deconfigured
Expected Results: Hard drive still usable
$ /sbin/lsmod|grep sbp
sbp2 21004 1
ieee1394 204676 0 [sbp2 ohci1394]
scsi_mod 108168 3 [sd_mod sbp2 usb-storage]
I've perused the Changelogs for the two kernels and since Rd Hat
compiles using gcc32 anyway, presumably this results from either the
removal of the orlov patch, or the ACPI changes being backed out?
Funnily, even Apple seems to be having probs with Firewire these days...
Another victim of the ongoing firewire problems..
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101227 ***
Turns out the problem is ACPI (yet again). My hard drive works (after
manually rescanning scsi devices) if I boot with acpi=on
(necessitating removing 'rhgb' as it locks up otherwise). Quite
interesting, it seems like without the 'acpi=on' option ACPI is
half-enabled on my notebook (Vaio Z1MP, Pentium-M 1.3)
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.