Bug 142759 - aic79xx hangs on Dell 470 workstation with Adaptec ASC-39320
aic79xx hangs on Dell 470 workstation with Adaptec ASC-39320
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-12-13 16:28 EST by Laurent CREPET
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:13 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-02 20:17:47 EDT
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Description Laurent CREPET 2004-12-13 16:28:10 EST
Description of problem:

I've just received some new Dell workstation 470 with Adaptec
ASC-39320 SCSI HBA included. I can't install Fedora Core 3 on these boxes.

The aic79xx module does not load correctly. It fails to attach to the
card. There is some bad news in the system logs (Call trace for insmod).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert FC3 disc1 in the cdrom drive
2. boot
Actual results:

The module does not load correctly. So, I can't continue the
installation since there is only one disk in the machine, connected to
the ASC-39320 SCSI controler.

Expected results:

Be able to install FC3 on the SCSI disk connected to SCSI controler.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Laurent CREPET 2004-12-13 16:30:05 EST
I've managed to install an old redhat 9 using an aic79xx 2.0.10 driver
disk. I've found it there :


Please help me to use something more recent ;-)
Comment 2 Jon Nierenburg 2004-12-23 15:47:17 EST
This bug also occurs on the Dell Precision 670 Workstation.  The SCSI
bios screen shows the onboard SCSI chipset to be an AIC-7901 F/W:

I have tried pushing the scsi bus down to 160MB/Sec and turning of
packetization and QAS but the aic7910 driver still crashes...
Comment 3 Laurent CREPET 2005-01-22 02:33:53 EST
No news on that issue... How can I help to solve this problem ?
Comment 4 Emilio Riva 2005-01-25 09:15:05 EST
Dell Precision 670 Workstation: ata_piix module raises an exception
while loading (OOPS 0002 #1...); as resulting from an "lsmod" command,
both ata_piix and aic79xx modules are blocked in "Loading" state, no
SCSI disk detected and rmmod doesn't work.
RH Enterprise 3 works correctly.
...any news?
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 13:50:03 EDT
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.
Comment 6 Dave Jones 2005-10-02 20:17:47 EDT
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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