Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119748
(440GX) interrupt routing is broken. ACPI ??
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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Description of problem:
Well, the L440GX+ bug is still not fixed. Booting up the test2 install
CD on a L440GX+ dual-Xeon system (fortunately not hit by the test2
installer CD boot bug ;-)) and it hangs at "Loading SCSI driver" with
message "Loading aic7xxx driver..."
Some stuff i see in the virt consoles:
The Alt-F3 console: i see "loaded mii", "loaded e100", "loaded
aic7xxx" but then only "inserted mii" and "inserted e100" but no
"inserted aic7xxx" (i'm not quoting exactly).
The Alt-F4 console: i see the beginning of the SCSI driver messages,
like the first 3 or 4 lines or so, but that's where it hangs, it
doesn't detect any devices, or anything.
It just hangs, and that's pretty much it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot up test2 on a L440GX+ system
Actual Results: The installer hangs when loading up the SCSI driver.
Expected Results: The installer should not hang.
Does acpi=force fix this ? - or test3. The Intel guys were submitting
a fix upstream for the pirq routing bug.
With acpi=force, i can boot up FC2test3 just fine.
It's just the installer that needs the parameter. Once installed, it
makes no difference whether i use the parameter or not, it works anyway.
It's a dual-CPU PIII, if that has any importance.
Thanks.. should get fixed entirely with the upstream intel change then.
The bit that matters is the chipset. We had a bug in dealing with it
in non ACPI mode due to a little difference of design opinion between
it and the kernel. 2.4 got a fix, 2.6 slipped it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 107880 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.