Bug 243320 - Kernel panics on motherboard with a promise PDC20376 chip
Summary: Kernel panics on motherboard with a promise PDC20376 chip
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-08 15:38 UTC by David Andersson
Modified: 2009-01-09 04:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:38:37 UTC

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Description David Andersson 2007-06-08 15:38:39 UTC
Description of problem:
During kernel initialization  the following text appears:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All after 2.6.21-1.3206.fc8
ata1.00: qc timeout ( cmd 0xef)
ata1.00: failed to set xfermode ( err_hasd=0x4)
ata1.00: limiting to Udma/100:PIO3
ata1: failed to recover some devices, retrying in 5 secs
ata1: SATA Link up 1,5Gbps ( SStats 113 SControl 300)
ata1.00: ata_hpa_resize 1: sectors=241254720, hpa_sectors=241254720
it tries one or three times before giving up and then goes on to kernel panic
because no root volume was found
How reproducible:
Every time/boot

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select a newer kernel than 2.6.21-1.3206.fc8
Actual results:
Kernel panic

Expected results:
A booting system

Additional info:
M/B: Asus 845 P4PE
One single harddrive connected to the first SATA port on the promise chip
Output from /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM
Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP
Bridge (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI
Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus
Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 ND [Radeon
9700 Pro]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 [Radeon 9700 Pro]
02:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller
(rev 80)
02:04.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20376 (FastTrak 376)
(rev 02)
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702X Gigabit
Ethernet (rev 02)
02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
02:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 04)
02:0a.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)

I will not be physically near this computer in the coming two weeks but i can
always get more info about it through ssh.

Comment 1 Trevor Cordes 2007-12-14 02:11:46 UTC
Perhaps related to bug #245163

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 11:00:40 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.

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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 04:38:37 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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