Bug 124552 - system hang while probing for scsi CD writer with sym53c8xx and aic7xxx
system hang while probing for scsi CD writer with sym53c8xx and aic7xxx
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xcdroast (Show other bugs)
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2004-05-27 09:51 EDT by Louis-Marius Pineau
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-21 10:00:16 EDT
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output from DMESG with the Symbios adapter (15.06 KB, text/plain)
2004-05-27 09:52 EDT, Louis-Marius Pineau
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output from DMESG with the Adaptec adapter (30.41 KB, text/plain)
2004-05-27 09:53 EDT, Louis-Marius Pineau
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Description Louis-Marius Pineau 2004-05-27 09:51:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
when I try to add /dev/scd0 to the "add device manually" option, after
a while, the system hang. I repeated the process many time and I
managed to get the content of dmesg before the system get completely
locked up. Since I thought that my symbios scsi adapter was a bit old
(sym 53c875), I switched it with an adaptec (aha2940uw)and end up with
the same results but this time the adaptec adapter wa a bit more verbose.

I try to use cdrecord  with the scanbus option but this time it sees
the cdwriter but when I try to write to it, the system hang again but
this time, I was unable to get what got written with the dmesg command.

I can mount and read any CD whith this drive but not writing to it.

The writer was running perfectly with redhat 9 from which this system
was upgraded

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
0.98a15-2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start xcdroast
2.in the configuration pannel, select "Manually add device"
3.Add "/dev/scd0" anc click OK
4.do dmesg on another xterm to see what is going on from the kernel
until the system hang.
    

Actual Results:  The system hang and to escape from this, I have to
hit the reset button


Expected Results:  I should see the cd writer in the list and be able
to write with it

Additional info:

The system is a P4 1.7Ghz with 1Gb main memory on a EPOX 4BEA
motherboard. The system has the following configuration: 
SYM53c875 scsi adapter
   IBM Ultra 160 18Gb  as the boot drive (id 1)
   Seagate Ultra 320 36Gb as data drive  (id 8)
   Plextor 40/12/40S (id 4)
Aha 2950 scsi adapter
   HP Dat tape backup (DDS2)
   Conner 8Gb tape backup

This is what I get from the NCR driver before the system hang:
sym0:4:0:phase change 2-1 10@3f772360 resid=8.
sym0:1:0: ABORT operation started.
sym0:1:0: ABORT operation timed-out.
sym0:1:0: ABORT operation started.
sym0:1:0: ABORT operation timed-out.
sym0:8:0: ABORT operation started.
sym0:8:0: ABORT operation timed-out.
sym0:4:0: ABORT operation started.
sym0:4:0: ABORT operation timed-out.
sym0:8:0: ABORT operation started.
sym0:8:0: ABORT operation timed-out.
...


This is what I get from the Adaptec controller:
(scsi0:A:4:0): No or incomplete CDB sent to device.
scsi0: Issued Channel A Bus Reset. 1 SCBs aborted
(scsi0:A:4:0): No or incomplete CDB sent to device.
(scsi0:A:4:0): Protocol violation in Message-in phase.  Attempting to
abort.
scsi0:0:1:0: Attempting to queue an ABORT message
CDB: 0x2a 0x0 0x0 0x5b 0x53 0x78 0x0 0x0 0x8 0x0
scsi0: At time of recovery, card was not paused
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dump Card State Begins <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
...
Comment 1 Louis-Marius Pineau 2004-05-27 09:52:30 EDT
Created attachment 100629 [details]
output from DMESG  with the Symbios adapter
Comment 2 Louis-Marius Pineau 2004-05-27 09:53:00 EDT
Created attachment 100630 [details]
output from DMESG  with the Adaptec adapter
Comment 3 Louis-Marius Pineau 2004-06-21 10:00:16 EDT
The problem has been solved by installing the latest kernel (2.6.6-1.435).

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